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Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)

PG | | Crime, Comedy | 19 August 1976 (UK)
Two hopelessly-out-of-their-class conmen attempt to pull off the largest bank heist of the nineteenth century. They gain the enmity of the most famous bank robber in the world, and the ... See full summary »

Director:

Mark Rydell

Writers:

Don Devlin (story), John Byrum (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Caan ... Harry Dighby
Elliott Gould ... Walter Hill
Michael Caine ... Adam Worth
Diane Keaton ... Lissa Chestnut
Charles Durning ... Rufus T. Crisp
Lesley Ann Warren ... Gloria Fontaine
Val Avery ... Chatsworth
Jack Gilford ... Mischa
Dennis Dugan ... Lewis
Carol Kane ... Florence
Kathryn Grody ... Barbara
David Proval ... Ben
Michael Conrad ... Billy Gallagher
Burt Young ... Warden Durgom
Bert Remsen ... Guard O'Meara
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Storyline

Two hopelessly-out-of-their-class conmen attempt to pull off the largest bank heist of the nineteenth century. They gain the enmity of the most famous bank robber in the world, and the affection of a crusading newspaperwoman. Written by Don Devlin <ddevlin@loop.com>

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An elegant safecracker, two would-be con men and a dedicated do-gooder in a race to rob the toughest safe in the world. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

19 August 1976 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Balordi e Co. - Società per losche azioni capitale interamente rubato $1.000.000 See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Adam Worth was a real person and one of the most notorious criminals of the 19th century; it has been suggested that he may have been the inspiration for the character of "Professor Moriarty" in the Sherlock Holmes stories. See more »

Quotes

Harry Dighby: [singing] He's not the real Prince Herbert. I am!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits: 1892 SUDBURY, MASS. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Eric Idle/Neil Innes (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Gavotte
(uncredited)
Music by François-Joseph Gossec
Arranged by Carmine Coppola
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good, clean fun
18 June 2000 | by mkimdbSee all my reviews

A thoroughly well-made and well-paced movie, with a wonderful score, both in the lead characters' signature song "Nobody's Perfect" and in the incidental music. James Caan and Elliot Gould do a great job of playing the low comedy foils of high comedy master Michael Caine.

Excellent for kids, too...although there are touches of violence, romance, and illegal behavior, they are all mild, and it's got a delightfully old-fashioned morality to it.


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