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Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 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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All the Digby-Hill-Chestnut gang need is two breaks... out of jail... into a safe. [US one-sheet] See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

After disastrous previews, Columbia Pictures heavily cut the movie down. Director Mark Rydell claimed most of the jokes were the main victims. See more »

Quotes

Chatsworth: Adam, where'd you find those two oafs?
Adam Worth: Oh, they're not oafs, Jack. They would require practice to become oafs.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits: 1892 SUDBURY, MASS. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Drew: The Man Behind the Poster (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Gavotte
(uncredited)
Music by François-Joseph Gossec
Arranged by Carmine Coppola
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did they say HELLO to DOLLY?
23 September 2004 | by ptb-8See all my reviews

Made on the HELLO DOLLY set, this bumbling farce looks sensational and in some ways is actually as lush as DOLLY itself. With a spectacular cast and some very funny lines - and especially the genuinely hilarious NOBODY'S PERFECT song - H&W somehow just misses being really really good. Any opportunity to see Carol Kane on screen is a must. Barely released in 1976 this film is worth seeing in glorious widescreen, just for the visuals around the DOLLY set. It actually looks as though you will see Streisand singing somewhere in the background. It is probably the only two million dollar film with a three million dollar set. Deserving of a lavish DVD release it could easily become a collectors item for many reasons...if only the comedy was genuinely one of them. The ideas are all there and the cast and the lushness, but you just fell it is all a bit forced.


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Country:

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Language:

English | French

Release Date:

19 August 1976 (UK) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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