PG | | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Crime story based on the real armed robbery of the Brink's Building in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 17th, 1950.
The march that's used as a theme for the FBI is from Sergei Prokofiev's 1919 opera "The Love for Three Oranges". It had previously been used as the theme of the radio show "The FBI in Peace and War", which aired on CBS from 1944 to 1958.
What do you want to hear first, I did the Lindbergh kidnapping, or I started the Korean War?
In reality, the gang surprised, bound and gagged five Brink's employees who were counting and storing money. They also took four revolvers from the Brink's employees.
The film opens with Universal's early 1940's logo and closes with the 1970's logo.
$9,400,000 (USA) (31 December 1980)