The Great Train Robbery (1978)

PG   |    |  Adventure, Crime, Drama


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England, 1850s. A master criminal aims to rob a train of a large sum of gold. Security is incredibly tight and the task seems an impossible one. However, he has a plan and just the right people to carry it out.


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  • Sean Connery and Lesley-Anne Down in The Great Train Robbery (1978)
  • Sean Connery in The Great Train Robbery (1978)
  • Sean Connery in The Great Train Robbery (1978)
  • Donald Sutherland in The Great Train Robbery (1978)
  • Sean Connery in The Great Train Robbery (1978)

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28 May 2006 | ccthemovieman-1
8
| Nice Period Piece For A Heist Flick
Wow, this is a wonderfully-filmed movie that especially looked good since it was one of the first DVDs I purchased a decade ago. Rich colors and good period detail of 19th century England made it visually attractive. However, the picture was too grainy. I hope someone has re-issued this and given it the transfer it deserves.

Beware that it takes quite awhile before the actual holdup takes place. This is almost a two-hour film and they build up slowly to famous heist. However, I didn't find any of it boring. This is rated PG but there are quite of bit of sexual innuendos early on by Connery as he woos Lesley-Ane Down. Other than that, it's a pretty tame film. Donald Sutherland adds a touch a touch of humor here and there as he and Connery pull off the suspenseful heist....and it is suspenseful.

Connery trying to maneuver on top of the train was a highlight, as was the "whooshing" sound of the train each time it passed under a bridge. The stereo in here is very good for a film almost 30 years old.

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$391,942 4 February 1979

Gross USA:

$13,027,857

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,027,857

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