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Money Movers (1978)

R | | Crime, Action, Thriller | 1979 (USA)
An armoured car company is the target of repeated heists. Company leadership is enforcing new measures in order to tighten security. The biggest danger of a new heist lies from within the company's own ranks.


Bruce Beresford


Bruce Beresford (screenplay), Devon Minchin (novel)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Terence Donovan ... Eric Jackson
Tony Bonner ... Leo Bassett
Ed Devereaux ... Dick Martin
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ... Jack Henderson
Candy Raymond Candy Raymond ... Mindel Seagers
Jeanie Drynan ... Dawn Jackson
Bryan Brown ... Brian Jackson
Alan Cassell Alan Cassell ... Sammy Ross
Lucky Grills Lucky Grills ... Robert Conway
Hu Pryce Hu Pryce ... David Griffiths
Gary Files Gary Files ... Ernest Sainsbury
Ray Marshall Ray Marshall ... Ed Gallagher
Frank Wilson Frank Wilson ... Lionel Darcy
Tony Allison Tony Allison ... Man at Bank
Brian Anderson Brian Anderson ... Technician


Filmed in Adelaide, S. Australia, Bruce Beresford's adaptation of Devon Minchin's novel is a fast-paced independent film with an all star Australian cast including Bryan Brown, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Terence Donovan, and Tony Bonner. A group of crooks plan to steal twenty 20 million dollars from a security firm counting house, only to have the plan overtaken by a crime boss due to a corrupt police detective. Written by Jamie Skinner

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This contemporary action movie is based on the novel by Devon Minchin, founder of Metropolitan Security Services and reveals a violent and ruthless criminal world. See more »


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Private financier Bob Sanders, of his Pact Productions company, said in an interview with Australian film magazine 'Cinema Papers' published in the March-April 1981 edition: ''We went to the SAFC [South Australian Film Corporation] and became involved in 'Blue Fin' and 'Money Movers'. They were complex investments. In the end, we owned the Australian rights, but not the foreign. This is a shame as both films are beginning to look good in the foreign market. They didn't do terribly well here, although when 'Blue Fin' was run as a double with 'Storm Boy' along the Queensland coast it began to look quite healthy.'' See more »


Brian Jackson: If one of your mob told me, "Good morning," I'd put on my pajamas and go to bed.
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One of my favorite films
29 October 2001 | by jdalerobSee all my reviews

It's an amazing film. The casting is amazing - notably Ray Marshall, Bryan Brown and Tony Bonne The planning of an armored car heist, you never quite know who's going to do right or wrong, until the very end when the sides are truly drawn and it culminates in an unbelievably violent finale. This, along with a toe clipping torture scene earlier on, gives it the feel of Tarantino/Avary and their ilk, but a good ten years earlier. The tension as the movies gets closer and closer to the actually heist is insane. Why this movie isn't as lauded as Beresford's films before and after this one is a mystery.

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1979 (USA) See more »

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AUD550,000 (estimated)
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