A bright assistant D.A. investigates a gruesome hatchet murder and hides a clue he found at the crime scene. Under professional threats and an attempt on his life, he goes on heartbroken because evidence point to the woman he still loves.
After a long spate of bad luck, the little criminal Tony and his gang successfully rob one of Brink's security transports, taking $30,000. Surprisingly their coup doesn't make the press. Curious Tony checks out their headquarters and finds out that their security standard is low beyond belief. Now a really big coup is prepared...Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
When shooting the aftermath of the robbery in the garage where the boys start opening the money bags and frolicking in cash, Director William Friedkin did not like the way the prop money looked on film. To remedy this, Dino DiLaurentis wrote a check for approximately $700,000 and had it cashed in 1, 5,10, and 20 dollar bills. The money was then transported to the set in actual Brink's trucks and the scene was shot using real money. See more »
The railroad tracks they walk across are not electrified. Subway tracks that utilize electric power have a third rail. See more »
I've been trying to pick up a VHS of this flick for 2 years and finally won it on an auction. It was on AMC a few years back and I caught about 30 minutes of it. I was so intrigued that I started to look for a chance to buy it.
I thoroughly enjoyed this film, a great cast with a young Peter Falk leading the way. Peter Boyle was realistic in his portrayal of the money launderer. Used VHS tapes are out there and although this robbery occurred in the 50's there is enough suspense and a ton of surprises for you. Sometimes a true story beats the best fiction a writer can come up with.
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