The Brink’s Job (1978)


 TheBrinksJob-PosterArt“[being interrogated] What do you want to hear first, I did the Lindbergh kidnapping, or I started the Korean War? [cackles]” – Stanley Gusciora

Number of Times Seen – 1 (25 May 2014)

Brief Synopsis – A group of wacky criminals attempt to rob a security truck company in the mid 1950’s.

My Take on it – If you’re looking for a zany heist movie with some well known actors and based on true events, this is the movie for you.

Peter Falk, Paul Sorvino, Warren Oates and Peter Boyle are all pretty funny here but the way this movie was made by William Friedkin, it just seems so far-fetched to believe that this is really how the true caper really happened.

The story is a bit choppy since it takes place over the period of a lot of years,

This movie is basically slightly better than average even though it tries to evoke the genius seen a few years prior with The Sting (1973).

Bottom Line – Unbelievable that this story is based on true events. Some funny scenes, but nothing more than average.  This movie seems like they were trying too hard to capitalize on the success of The Sting (1973)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy

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