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Special Delivery (1976)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | July 1976 (USA)
A bank robber fleeing on foot shoves a bag full of money into a mailbox in downtown L.A. Only he doesn't realize that there are two onlookers who are very interested in the bag's content.

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Paul Wendkos
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bo Svenson ... Jack Murdock
Mel Scott Mel Scott ... Anderson
Phillip R. Allen ... Mickey
Alex Colon ... Lopez
John Goddard ... First Guard in Bank
Sorrell Booke ... Hubert Zane
Joe Di Reda Joe Di Reda ... Second Guard in Bank (as Joe di Reda)
Lawrason Driscoll Lawrason Driscoll ... First Cop in Alley (as Lawrie Driscoll)
Brent Davis Brent Davis ... Second Cop in Alley
Michael C. Gwynne ... Graff
Cybill Shepherd ... Mary Jane
Ed Peck ... Man in Booth
Corinne Cole Corinne Cole ... Woman in Booth
Michael Mann Michael Mann ... Youth in Bar
Gerrit Graham ... Swivot
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A gang of thieves plan a daring bank robbery, making their escape across the rooftops of Los Angeles. The police are quickly called in, however, and only one of the robbers, Murdock, makes a clean getaway. Unfortunately, in order to do so, he is forced to dump the stolen cash into a mailbox, which he then finds is locked until midnight, forcing him to wait until the mailman makes his late night pickup. As he waits, he discovers that his hiding place has been observed by several other people, all of whom want a share of the loot. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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He's Six Feet Six Inches of Dynamite. She's Crazy. Absolutely Crazy.

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Comedy | Crime

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dangerous Break See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Bo and Cybill are a dream team here.
10 June 2018 | by Hey_SwedenSee all my reviews

A quartet of Vietnam vets stage a bold bank robbery, posing as guys starting up a toy company. They make their escape across L.A. rooftops, but in the end, only Murdock (Bo Svenson, "The Inglorious Bastards") is able to make a clean getaway. Still, in order to do this, he dumps his share of the loot into a mailbox. Now, he has to wait for an opportunity to retrieve his ill-gotten gains before the mailman makes his late night pick-up at a quarter to midnight.

The hitch is that two people have witnessed his desperate act. Eccentric but gorgeous artist Mary Jane (Cybill Shepherd, 'Moonlighting') watched from her nearby apartment window, and a lowlife bartender / pusher, Graff (Michael C. Gwynne, "Payday") just happened to be on the scene at the time. Graffs' knowledge spells trouble, because he puts two and two together and figures to profit nicely, but Mary Jane, despite being a pain in the ass, mostly just wants some excitement in her life. She's not about to rat out Murdock.

John Melson ("Battle of the Bulge") and James Edward Grant ("Sands of Iwo Jima") concocted this sadly overlooked and under-appreciated 70s heist comedy-thriller. (As of this writing, there's only one other review at IMDb.) It's so fresh and funny, not to mention intriguing, that it really holds your attention. Add to that capable direction by solid journeyman director Paul Wendkos ("The Mephisto Waltz"), a peppy soundtrack written by top composer Lalo Schifrin ("Dirty Harry"), and excellent use of a select few locations, and you have the ingredients for good entertainment. The action all takes place within 24 hours, so there is also a very effective story momentum.

Bo and Cybill are terrific leads, and do work together quite well. Often, a lot of what Bo does is to react to other characters, and he's consistently amusing. Cybill has rarely been as appealing as she is here. They're literally surrounded by familiar faces: Tom Atkins ("Halloween III: Season of the Witch") as a cop, Sorrell Booke ('The Dukes of Hazzard') as a bank manager, Gerrit Graham ("Used Cars") and Jeff Goldblum ("The Fly" '86) as swaggering punks, Vic Tayback ('Alice') and Robert Ito ('Quincy M.E.') as mobsters, John Quade ("The Last Hard Men") as their henchman, Kim Richards (the "Witch Mountain" movies) as a bratty young girl, Deidre Hall ('Days of Our Lives') as a massage parlour worker, and Charles Lampkin ("Five") as a mailman.

Overall, engaging material that keeps its grip and rarely offers a let-up until its ridiculous, but priceless, twist ending.

Eight out of 10.


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