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Loophole (1981)

When architect Stephen Booker loses his partnership, he finds jobs hard to come by, and with money in short supply, he unwittingly becomes involved in a daring scheme to rob one of London's biggest bank vaults.

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John Quested

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Jonathan Hales, Robert Pollock (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Albert Finney ... Mike Daniels
Martin Sheen ... Stephen Booker
Susannah York ... Dinah Booker
Colin Blakely ... Gardner
Jonathan Pryce ... Taylor
Robert Morley ... Godfrey
Alfred Lynch ... Harry
Tony Doyle ... Nolan
Christopher Guard Christopher Guard ... Cliff
Gwyneth Powell Gwyneth Powell ... Doreen
Jerry Harte Jerry Harte ... Maxwell
James Grout ... Fairbrother
Terrence Hardiman ... David
Bridget Brice ... Emily
Ian Howarth Ian Howarth ... Matthew
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When architect Stephen Booker loses his partnership, he finds jobs hard to come by, and with money in short supply, he unwittingly becomes involved in a daring scheme to rob one of London's biggest bank vaults.

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Rated PG for language, mild peril and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Break In See more »

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Brent Walker See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color
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This premiered theatrically in the UK in March 1981 and was the main Christmas Day movie on the BBC that December. At a time when the theatrical window between cinema debut and TV broadcast was 3-5 years, this was highly irregular. See more »

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OMG WTF WAS THE ENDING ALL ABOUT ?!!!
15 December 2017 | by arabkenSee all my reviews

Actually a competent little thriller , utterly and totally ruined by a lousy bewildering last 10 mins or so ! .... Honestly its unbelievable and makes no sense whatsoever !

Well done scriptwriters / director for ruining a nice little film that could have been well more regarded , but now i would tell anyone who thought of watching this movie to avoided it as it truly offers up one of the most unsatisfying and stupid endings you could ever think of !


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