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The Brink's Job (1978)

Crime story based on the real armed robbery of the Brink's Building in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 17th, 1950.

Director:

William Friedkin

Writers:

Walon Green (screenplay), Noel Behn (based on "Big Stickup At Brink's")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Falk ... Tony Pino
Peter Boyle ... Joe McGinnis
Allen Garfield ... Vinnie Costa (as Allen Goorwitz)
Warren Oates ... Specs O'Keefe
Gena Rowlands ... Mary Pino
Paul Sorvino ... Jazz Maffie
Sheldon Leonard ... J. Edgar Hoover
Gerard Murphy Gerard Murphy ... Sandy Richardson
Kevin O'Connor Kevin O'Connor ... Stanley Gusciora
Claudia Peluso Claudia Peluso ... Gladys
Patrick Hines Patrick Hines ... H. H. Rightmire
Malachy McCourt ... Mutt Murphy
Walter Klavun Walter Klavun ... Daniels
Randy Jurgensen ... F.B.I. Agent
John Brandon ... F.B.I. Agent
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Storyline

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>

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Taglines:

The robbery nobody thought could happen by the guys nobody thought could pull it off. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | History

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

8 December 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brink's See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$7,909,950

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,909,950
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Tony is visiting Brink's headquarters, he is shown in a medium length shot standing next to a chute. Bags of money start coming down the chute and land on a table at its base, but one of the bags lands on the floor. Next, it cuts to a long shot, but now all the money bags are on the table. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Neighborhood Kid: Hey Tony, you're the greatest! Nobody ever do what you did, Tony!
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Crazy Credits

The film opens with Universal's early 1940's logo and closes with the 1970's logo. See more »


Soundtracks

Accentuate the Positive
Written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer (uncredited)
Sung by Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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A classic heist
1 September 2008 | by onsitewelding_2003See all my reviews

I remember when this movie was filmed back in 78. yeah its dating myself. The movie was filmed at MCI ( Massachusetts Correctional Facility) Concord, Concord Mass. My father while actually working there was an extra. I had a chance to meet Mr.Falk and a few others as a kid ( I was ten). We had free tickets to the opening. I thought it was an awesome movie about bungling thieves. Most folks expected a serious thief/heist movie. Although based on an actual event. I found the movie comical. Although it didn't have Mini coopers jumping through a European city. It did serve its purpose as a good funny movie. A good buy as a bargain.


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