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Special Delivery (1976)

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bo Svenson ... Jack Murdock
Mel Scott Mel Scott ... Anderson
Phillip R. Allen 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 ... Youth in Bar
Gerrit Graham ... Swivot
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Storyline

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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PG | See all certifications »

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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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Production Co:

Bing Crosby Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Jeff Goldblum's performance, not unlike his performance the year prior in Robert Altman's "Nashville," is almost entirely on a motorcycle. See more »

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Stupid/cute B-flick with excellent Cybill performance
24 March 2001 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Not bad low-budget action-comedy with a quirky, puzzling script that doesn't bear close scrutiny but which is enjoyable nevertheless. Bo Svenson plays a first-time bank robber who stashes his loot in a mailbox; Cybill Shepherd plays a kooky divorcée who wants a little fun--and part of the action. Film takes place in one day and, within this tight framework, the four credited screenwriters (John Melson, James Edward Grant, Gilbert Ralston and Don Gazzaniga) manage to skillfully create characters who are interesting, amusing and colorful. Unfortunately, the Vietnam vet angle at the beginning is weak (it serves as both excuse and apologia for Svenson's bank robbing) and some of the action is poorly staged and filmed (and visually confusing). However, the final heist and car chase is a lot of fun, and Svenson and Shepherd are a nice match; they don't set off cinematic sparks, but they have an easy camaraderie. For those who admired Cybill's small role in "Taxi Driver", this will be more cause to celebrate: she is equally good here, very natural and relaxed, even soft. As for Svenson, he's more than just a straw-haired jock, he has a surprisingly light touch and he's up for just about anything (including impersonating a gay dog-lover). Jeff Goldblum's name is all over the video-box, however his role as a mugger is (thankfully) brief. **1/2 from ****


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