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Murph the Surf (1975)

Based on a true story, details the daring 1964 theft of the J.P. Morgan jewel collection from New York's American Museum of Natural History. Called "The Greatest Jewel Heist of the 20th ... See full summary »

Director:

Marvin J. Chomsky (as Marvin Chomsky)

Writers:

E. Arthur Kean (screenplay), Allan Dale Kuhn (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Conrad ... Allan Kuhn
Don Stroud ... Jack Murphy
Donna Mills ... Ginny Eaton
Robyn Millan ... Sharon Kagel
Luther Adler ... Max 'The Eye'
Paul Stewart ... Avery
Morgan Paull ... Arnie Holcomb
Ben Frank ... Hopper Magee
Burt Young ... Sgt. Bernasconi
Pepper Martin ... Sgt. Terwilliger
Don Matheson ... Hauser
Lindsay Crosby ... S.A. Thomas
Mimi Saffian Mimi Saffian ... Sally
Nancy Conrad Nancy Conrad ... Edna
Buffy Dee ... Bucks
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Based on a true story, details the daring 1964 theft of the J.P. Morgan jewel collection from New York's American Museum of Natural History. Called "The Greatest Jewel Heist of the 20th Century", the robbers took twenty-two precious gems, including the Star of India, the 100.32-carat de Long Ruby and the 16.25-carat Eagle Diamond, stones so famous they would be impossible to sell.

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The True Story of "Murph the Surf" See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1976 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Live a Little, Steal a Lot See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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would have been better if a strict docu-drama
23 June 2004 | by chiprohlkeSee all my reviews

Murph has always said the movie didn't follow his recommendations for the script. Instead of trying to make it a comedy the director Marvin Chomsky should have kept it as an action docu-drama..playing more faithfully to the actual life events of Murph and his partner Allan Kuhn. Having known him personally for 18 years I can say they(Hollywood) need to do a Murph the Surf Part 2..to show the rest of the story which in many ways is more riveting and moving than the first half of his life. As a full time minister the work Murph has been doing in the jails and prisons of this country and around the world are in my book far more significant events than the escapades of a gifted but misdirected youth.


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