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Grand Slam (1967)

Ad ogni costo (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 28 September 1967 (Italy)
At the suggestion of a retired professor, a motley group of criminals plans the robbery of a Brazilian diamond company but it must contend with a new alarm system and the mutual distrust among its members.

Director:

Giuliano Montaldo

Writers:

Mino Roli (from an original story by), Augusto Caminito (from an original story by) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Janet Leigh ... Mary Ann
Robert Hoffmann ... Jean-Paul Audry
Klaus Kinski ... Erich Weiss
Riccardo Cucciolla ... Agostino Rossi
George Rigaud ... Gregg
Adolfo Celi ... Mark Milford
Edward G. Robinson ... Prof. James Anders
Jussara Jussara ... Stetuaka
Miguel del Castillo Miguel del Castillo ... Manager
Luciana Angiolillo Luciana Angiolillo
Valentino Macchi Valentino Macchi ... (credit only)
Anny Degli Uberti Anny Degli Uberti
Aldo Bonamano Aldo Bonamano
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Storyline

After retirement, Professor James Anders presents criminal Mark Milford an elaborate plan to rob a diamond company in Brazil with a crew of professionals. The men assemble in Rio de Janeiro and run in to an unanticipated problem: a new alarm system called Grand Slam 70. Written by FV

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It Took 30 Years to Plan...30 Hours to Execute...and 30 Seconds to Explode! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy | Spain | West Germany

Language:

English | Portuguese | French | German

Release Date:

28 September 1967 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Grand Slam See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

When Professor Anders is reading the labels on the card index in Milford's office, he says "......tipsters, unions, uranium, Vatican....". The names on the files are clearly visible and there is no file labelled 'unions'. See more »

Alternate Versions

The song "Go Away Melancholy" sung (in English) by Maysa Matarazzo is listed in the opening credits. It is heard over the end credits on the TV print, but is missing from the DVD. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Vibrations (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Go Away Melancholy
sung by Maysa Matarazzo (TV prints only)
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Oh I really liked this movie!!
9 June 2005 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

What a brilliant caper movie! Before I go on, though, I need to point out that this movie is a reworking of the movie Rififi (1954)--a French caper movie. While Rififi generally gets higher marks among critics, I also liked this one.

The movie is unusual in that it has such a multinational cast and quite a bit of the movie is dubbed because of this. This didn't matter to say the least. However, it was interesting to see Adolfo Celi in the movie. He was the lead villain in Bond's THUNDERBALL and in this movie his voice is dubbed with a totally different voice and so he sounds a lot different.

Now on to what I loved--the complicated and exciting plot. It just keeps you guessing again and again--even up until the last scene. Also, the acting was great and the characters were well-written--everyone seemed to be at the top of their form.

So, if you want a movie about a gang of thieves pulling the ultimate heist and want to see one that's among the best, give this film a try--if you can find it, as it's not exactly a well-known flick. Perhaps with so many films like it ("Topkapi", "The Killing""Bob le Flambeur" and many others) it just got lost in the process.,


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