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Bank Shot (1974)

A motley crew of criminals plans to rob a Los Angeles bank that's temporarily located in a mobile home during renovations.

Director:

Gower Champion

Writers:

Wendell Mayes (screenplay by), Donald E. Westlake (from the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George C. Scott ... Walter Upjohn Ballentine
Joanna Cassidy ... Eleonora
Sorrell Booke ... Al G. Karp
G. Wood ... Andrew Constable
Clifton James ... Streiger
Bob Balaban ... Victor Karp
Bibi Osterwald ... Mums Gornik
Frank McRae ... Hermann X
Don Calfa ... Stosh Gornik
Harvey Evans Harvey Evans ... Irving
Hank Stohl Hank Stohl ... Johnson
Liam Dunn ... Painter
Jack Riley ... Jackson
Pat Zurica ... Man in Privy
Harvey J. Goldenberg ... 1st Policeman
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Storyline

A bank, temporarily housed in a mobile home while a new building is built, looks like an easy target. On the other hand, why not steal the whole bank and rob it in a safer location? Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Taglines:

The Mission Bell Bank. Here Comes The Ballantine Gang. There Goes The Bank. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bank Shot See more »

Filming Locations:

Richmond, Virginia, USA See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Most of character names have been changed from the original novel; only Hermann X's name is unchanged. See more »

Goofs

When Ballentine goes to the drugstore to purchase saltpeter, he starts to say Sodium Nitrate, rather than Potassium Nitrate. But does say Potassium Nitrate, so we don't know if it was scripted that way or not. See more »

Quotes

Streiger: [Last lines] You won't get away with it. I'm learning how to swim, and I'm coming after you. You hear that, Walter? *Nobody* gets away from Bulldog Streiger!
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Connections

Followed by Jimmy the Kid (1982) See more »

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Bank Shot
6 June 1999 | by Coxer99See all my reviews

Scott cringes when this film is brought up and rightly so; it's one of those capers that start all stops out, but then have nowhere else to go. Gags that have potential and a cast that could have worked a little harder, but the biggest problem was the amatuerish script and the obvious look of boredom on the face of star Scott. If you didn't want to do the film...why did you sign on for it?

I'd like to know.


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