5.9/10
453
11 user 8 critic

Loophole (1981)

PG | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | March 1981 (UK)
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.

Director:

Writers:

, (novel)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Loophole I (2017)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

The future of humanity hangs in the balance, as both sides race against time to find the bloodline of Judas Iscariot. When Lexi Smith, a simple college student, finds herself in the middle ... See full summary »

Director: Jenni Ivers
Stars: Chloe Lukasiak, Kera O'Bryon, Timothy E. Goodwin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A nuclear physicist concludes that constant nuclear testing will bring about the apocalypse, so he attempts to warn US and USSR officials, as well as contact a Portuguese women who claims Virgin Marry warned her about this in 1911.

Director: Richard C. Bennett
Stars: Martin Sheen, Peter Firth, Tim Pigott-Smith
Enigma (1982)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A CIA agent tries to infiltrate Soviet intelligence to stop a murderous diabolical plot.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc
Stars: Martin Sheen, Sam Neill, Brigitte Fossey
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

During the Civil War, a conscientious objector is forced to flee to the woods of West Virginia to avoid being sent into combat where he would be forced to kill, which he is adamantly ... See full summary »

Director: Clyde Ware
Stars: Martin Sheen, Davey Davison, Rod McCary
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Bluff Jackson is a smooth talking drifter with a questionable past. His travels take him to an isolated backwoods station where two sisters, totally ignorant of the modern world, are caring for their elderly civil war veteran grandfather.

Director: Clyde Ware
Stars: Tillie Allen, Dick Barton, Jim Boles
Butas (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A forbidden affair of a married sluttish girl named Maya and an equally promiscuous police officer named Virgo. They meet in an abandoned house not far from the city and undertake the ... See full summary »

Director: Bong Ramos
Stars: Allen Dizon, Gwen Garci, Marco Morales
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Dramatization of the trial of Christian anti-war activists, known collectively as the "Plowshares Eight". In September 1980, they broke into a General Electric weapons plant in King of ... See full summary »

Director: Emile de Antonio
Stars: Daniel Berrigan, Philip Berrigan, Futura 2000
Certificate: M Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A San Francisco couple travels to France in search of Pablo Picasso.

Director: Robert Sallin
Stars: Albert Finney, Yvette Mimieux, Luis Miguel Dominguín
Looker (1981)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts performs a series of minor alterations on a group of models who are seeking perfection. The operations are a resounding success. But when someone starts ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Crichton
Stars: Albert Finney, James Coburn, Susan Dey
Alpha Beta (1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The burning end of an unhappy relationship.

Director: Anthony Page
Stars: Albert Finney, Rachel Roberts
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mike Daniels
... Stephen Booker
... Dinah Booker
... Gardner
... Taylor
... Godfrey
... Harry
... Nolan
Christopher Guard ... Cliff
Gwyneth Powell ... Doreen
Jerry Harte ... Maxwell
... Fairbrother
... David
Bridget Brice ... Emily
Ian Howarth ... Matthew
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

March 1981 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Break In  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Robert Morley: As the bank manager Godfrey. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Very few risks in this heist film
24 April 2018 | by See all my reviews

Thief Mike Daniels (Albert Finney) plans to break into the biggest bank in England for one last haul. His team sets up a false office in order to interview architects with the idea they can coax the suitable candidate into mapping out their underground digging job. Down-on-his-luck American Stephen Booker (Martin Sheen) seems to be the ideal candidate for the job, but he scoffs at the idea of being a criminal. That is until he finds out his wife (Susannah York) reallllly wants to start up her interior decorating business. OH NOES! So he descends (literally) into a life of crime in order to finance her dream. The "loophole" of the title refers to the fact they will break into the vault through the ground and set off a motion detector, but when the cops arrive they will see no one inside the bank and think it is glitch. I'm a sucker for bank heist pictures for some reason and this one definitely falls into that category. Unfortunately, while it has a great cast and is well made, it really takes no risks. There is some tension in the final third as rain starts to flood the sewer system and the men must rush to get out, but even that is handled rather mundanely. Sheen also sticks out like a sore thumb and it is easy to believe the role was written for a British fellow (his wife is a Brit after all) and then changed to an American to increase potential markets. Still, it is worth a look at least once if you loves you some men digging in confined spaces.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Sci-Fi Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular sci-fi movies and TV shows available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial