The Brink's Job (1978)

PG   |    |  Comedy, Crime, Drama


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Crime story based on the real armed robbery of the Brink's Building in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 17th, 1950.


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  • Peter Falk and Warren Oates in The Brink's Job (1978)
  • Warren Oates in The Brink's Job (1978)
  • Peter Falk and Gerard Murphy in The Brink's Job (1978)
  • Peter Falk and Gerard Murphy in The Brink's Job (1978)
  • Peter Falk in The Brink's Job (1978)
  • Peter Falk in The Brink's Job (1978)

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8 April 2018 | lee_eisenberg
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| the impressive is achievable
What's impressive about "The Brink's Job" is that it's a true story that also manages to be a lighthearted comedy. I had never heard of the Great Brink's Robbery until watching this movie, but William Friedkin managed to turn it into a fun story. Peter Falk, Peter Boyle, Warren Oates, Gena Rowlands, Paul Sorvino, Sheldon Leonard* and the rest of the cast turn in fine performances. It was a pleasant surprise to see Malachy McCourt (the brother of "Angela's Ashes" author Frank McCourt) in a supporting role. It so happened that I had watched this just a few hours after watching the horror-fantasy flick "Q", which also featured him in a supporting role. It was a pure coincidence that I rented two movies that happened to star him.

All in all, a good movie. I suspect that they had fun filming it. Really different turn for Friedkin after "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist".

*Put another way, the movie stars Columbo, Frankenstein's monster, one of the Wild Bunch, the woman under the influence, Henry Kissinger and the producer of several TV shows (and namesake of the main characters on "The Big Bang Theory").

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