Sutherland and Connery wish to rob a moving train's safe in Victorian England. They need wax impressions of keys, coffins, dead cats, and a great deal of planning in order to pull it off.Written by
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The name of the financial institution was "The Huddleston & Bradford Bank". See more »
If the bags were filled with gold bars they would not have been so easily thrown off the train. See more »
In the year 1855, England and France were at war with Russia in the Crimea. The English troops were paid in gold. Once a month, twenty-five thousand pounds in gold was loaded into strongboxes inside the London bank of Huddleston and Bradford and taken by trusted armed guards to the railway station. The convoy followed no fixed route or timetable. At the station, the gold was loaded into the luggage van of the Folkestone train for shipment to the coast and from there to ...
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Under the terms of the Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937 all UK versions of the film are cut by 32 secs with edits to a scene where a dog hunts and kills rats in a show arena ('ratting'). See more »
First of all, I must admit that I watched this movie because I had just finished to read Michael Crichton's book. I was not expecting a movie so intriguing and so interesting as the novel. But it was a surprise. Despite the omitted details it becomes a very well made movie. The Connery and Sutherland's performances are great, so I must recommend it if you like suspense. Although the book is better than the film, you must consider it is a 1978 movie and the resources in the making during that year were different than those available nowadays.
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