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The Brink's Job ()


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

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Tony Pino
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Joe McGinnis
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Vinnie Costa (as Allen Goorwitz)
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Specs O'Keefe
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Mary Pino
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Jazz Maffie
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J. Edgar Hoover
Gerard Murphy ...
Sandy Richardson
Kevin O'Connor ...
Stanley Gusciora
Claudia Peluso ...
Gladys
Patrick Hines ...
H. H. Rightmire
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Mutt Murphy
Walter Klavun ...
Daniels
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F.B.I. Agent
John Brandon ...
F.B.I. Agent
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F.B.I. Agent
John Farrell ...
F.B.I. Agent
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leon Collins ...
Tap dancer (uncredited)
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Jamie (uncredited)
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Cop in Police Lineup (uncredited)
Harriet Rogers ...
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Directed by

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William Friedkin

Written by

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

Produced by

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Ralph B. Serpe ... producer (as Ralph Serpe)
Dino De Laurentiis ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Richard Rodney Bennett

Cinematography by

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Norman Leigh ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Robert K. Lambert
Bud S. Smith ... (as Bud Smith)

Editorial Department

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Donah Bassett ... negative cutting
Jere Huggins ... assistant film editor
Ned Humphreys ... assistant film editor
Larry Rovetti ... color timer
M. Scott Smith ... assistant film editor (as Scott Smith)

Casting By

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Louis DiGiaimo ... (casting) (as Louis Digiaimo)

Production Design by

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Dean Tavoularis

Art Direction by

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Angelo P. Graham ... (as Angelo Graham)

Set Decoration by

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Bruce Kay ... (set decorations)
George R. Nelson ... (set decorations)

Costume Design by

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Ruth Morley

Makeup Department

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Verne Caruso ... hair stylist
Robert Norin ... makeup artist (as Bob Norin)

Production Management

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Jonathan Sanger ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Terence A. Donnelly ... first assistant director
Mark Johnson ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Gene Anderson ... second property master
Barry Bedig ... property master
Roger Dietz ... painter (as Roger Deitz)
John La Salandra ... construction coordinator (as John Lasalandra)
Robert Scaife ... construction foreman (as Bob Scaife)
Matty Azzarone ... assistant property master (uncredited)
Gary Fettis ... lead man (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Charles L. Campbell ... dubbing supervisor
Don Coufal ... boom man
Gordon Ecker ... supervising sound editor (as Gordon Ecker Jr.)
Louis L. Edemann ... supervising sound editor (as Lou Edemann)
Robert Glass ... sound rerecording (as Bob Glass)
Robert Knudson ... sound rerecording (as Buzz Knudson)
Don MacDougall ... sound rerecording (as Don Macdougall)
Jeff Wexler ... sound
Weldon Brown ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Duncan McEwan ... sound loader (uncredited)

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Lawrence J. Cavanaugh ... special effects (as Larry Cavanaugh)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Enrique Bravo ... cameraman
James A. Contner ... additional photography (as James Contner)
John W. DeBlau ... electrical department supervisor (as John DeBlau)
Michael Green ... assistant cameraman
Gary Muller ... assistant cameraman (as Garry Muller)
Hank Muller ... assistant cameraman (as Hank Muller Jr.)
Gaylin P. Schultz ... key grip (as Gaylin Schultz)
Bernie Schwartz ... grip
Louis Tobin ... rigger-gaffer
Josh Weiner ... stills
John W. DeBlau ... gaffer (uncredited)
Michael Kenner ... grip (uncredited)
John Newby ... lighting technician (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Gloria Gresham ... assistant costume designer
G. Tony Scarano ... costumer (as Tony Scarano)

Location Management

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Carmine Foresta ... location manager

Music Department

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Richard Luckey ... music editor
Angela Morley ... conductor

Transportation Department

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William C. Bratton ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Dino De Laurentiis ... presenter
Sonny Grosso ... production services
Randy Jurgensen ... production services
Catalina Lawrence ... script supervisor
Toni St. Clair Lilly ... secretary to the director
Nanette Siegert ... production office coordinator
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines The greatest true comedy robbery of all time! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Brink's (United States)
  • Têtes vides cherchent coffres pleins (France)
  • El mayor robo del siglo (Spain)
  • Um Golpe Muito Louco (Brazil)
  • Haláli meló (Hungary)
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Runtime
  • 104 min
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Budget $15,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia During production, a Boston resident was paid to remove the air conditioner from his window so they could film on that particular street for a shot. The next day when they arrived to continue filming, every window on the street had an air conditioner. See more »
Goofs A guard's uniform is visible in the diner basement during Pino's and McGinnis' talk long before they decided to rob the trucks. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Brink's Job/Hardcore/The Warriors/Quintet/The Great Train Robbery (1979). See more »
Soundtracks Accentuate the Positive See more »
Crazy Credits The film opens with Universal's early 1940's logo and closes with the 1970's logo. See more »
Quotes Stanley Gusciora: Your Honor, I can't do no 20 years.
Judge: Well do as much as you can, son.
[bangs gavel]
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