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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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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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See CAAN, GOULD, KEATON and CAINE fulfill their craving for high living - through means illegal, immoral and ultimately explosive. [US half-sheet] See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This movie went massively overbudget and caused such a major cash crisis that Columbia Pictures nearly went out of business, until a fund of German dentists, Cinerenta, agreed to help co-finance the studio's other movies. See more »

Quotes

Adam Worth: I need a favor, Mr. Durgom. I want these two clods assigned to the nitro detail, as soon as possible.
Warden Durgom: You mean permanently, sir?
Adam Worth: No, Mr. Durgom. Not permanently. Just until they die!
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Crazy Credits

Shang Draper's Stained Glass Panels Based on Works of Alfonse Mucha See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

I'm Harry, I'm Walter
(uncredited)
Music by David Shire
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
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Great Cast . . . That's All I Got
19 May 2016 | by inspectors71See all my reviews

When I saw Harry and Walter Go to New York in 1976, I liked it because it was fun seeing serious actors playing comedy. It had Diane Keaton, who, back in the day, made my gums sweat. I had no idea what was in store for me when I saw it again as a middle-aged adult.

It was so very awful. Same fine cast to appreciate, but the movie just sat there like a blob of cat puke on the rug that not even the chihuahua will scarf up.

Yup, that bad.

And, considering how it went so over-budget it almost sank Columbia Pictures, you would think, you would hope that there would be some evidence the money had been used effectively. You would want your entertainment dollars (three and a half of them, back then) to be for something.

You would be wrong.

Aren't we lucky that, for some reason or another, you never see Harry and Walter Go to New York offered on even the Later than Late Show?


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Language:

English | French

Release Date:

19 August 1976 (UK) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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