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Silver Bears (1977)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 3 June 1977 (UK)
Financial wizard "Doc" Fletcher (Michael Caine) is sent by crime boss Joe Fiore (Martin Balsam) to buy a bank in Switzerland in order to more easily launder their profits. When he arrives, ... See full summary »

Director:

Ivan Passer

Writers:

Paul Erdman (novel), Peter Stone
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Caine ... Doc Fletcher
Cybill Shepherd ... Debbie Luckman
Louis Jourdan ... Prince Gianfranco di Siracusa
Stéphane Audran ... Shireen Firdausi
David Warner ... Agha Firdausi
Tom Smothers ... Donald Luckman
Martin Balsam ... Joe Fiore
Jay Leno ... Albert Fiore
Tony Mascia ... Marvin Skinner
Charles Gray ... Charles Cook
Joss Ackland ... Henry Foreman
Jeremy Clyde Jeremy Clyde ... Nick Topping
Moustache ... Signore Bendetti
Mike Falco Mike Falco ... Boston
Philip Mascellino Philip Mascellino ... St. Louis
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Storyline

Financial wizard "Doc" Fletcher (Michael Caine) is sent by crime boss Joe Fiore (Martin Balsam) to buy a bank in Switzerland in order to more easily launder their profits. When he arrives, Fletcher finds that the bank, acquired by his associate Prince di Siracusa (Louis Jourdan), consists of some shabby offices above a restaurant. To make up for this, the Prince suggests that Fletcher invests in a silver mine owned by Shireen and Agha Firdausi (Stéphane Audran and David Warner). This solves one problem, but the mine also attracts the attention of some of the most powerful people in the silver business. Fletcher must pull out all his wheeler-dealing skills in order to keep hold of everything he's worked for, in the process romancing a banker's discontented wife (Cybill Shepherd). Written by marktreut

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They were after silver and they struck gold.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1977 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Fool's Gold See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

EMI Films,Raleigh Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie title dropped the word "The" from the source novel title of "The Silver Bears". See more »

Goofs

When Luckman (Tom Smothers) offers to buy the bank his hands alternate, between shots, from being in his pockets, to hanging loose by his sides. See more »

Crazy Credits

The final credits play over a scene of Donald Luckman writing his story of the events whilst in gaol. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Yes Man (2008) See more »

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Raffaella
(uncredited)
Music by Franco Pisano
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A good picture.
14 June 2002 | by Ffolkes-3See all my reviews

It's a good crime picture with a star-packed cast. The plot is very engaging and not much complicated but also a clever one, which is a big advantage because you never get bored while watching it. Ivan Passer who directed the movie was amongst the leading directors of the new wave in Czechoslovakia in the early 60s but this picture is entirely different. Anyway, it's good in its genre and definitely well acted with the required *twinkle* in the eye from Michael Caine. The locations are very attractive as well as music. It's a very pleasant movie to watch in the evening. I recommend it not only to Michael Caine fans.


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