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Harry in Your Pocket (1973)

A would-be criminal is taken in by a professional in the game, who teaches him how pickpockets work in teams.

Director:

Bruce Geller

Writers:

James D. Buchanan (as James David Buchanan), Ronald Austin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Coburn ... Harry
Michael Sarrazin ... Ray Haulihan
Trish Van Devere ... Sandy Coletto
Walter Pidgeon ... Casey
Michael C. Gwynne ... Fence
Tony Giorgio ... 1st Detective
Michael Stearns Michael Stearns ... 2nd Detective
Susan Mullen ... Francine (as Sue Mullen)
Duane Bennett Duane Bennett ... Salesman
Stanley Bolt Stanley Bolt ... Mr. Bates
Barry Grimshaw Barry Grimshaw ... Bellboy
Wesley Uhlman Wesley Uhlman
Robert Antrim Robert Antrim
Dorothy Antrim Dorothy Antrim
Jack Mitchell Jack Mitchell
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Storyline

In Seattle, aspiring pickpocket Ray is not very adept at his chosen profession. He thinks he's made it to the big time when he learns that a "cannon" - a pickpocket - is looking for an apprentice. The cannon is Harry, recently arrived in Seattle, with his older associate, Casey, a man with a penchant for cocaine. What Harry and Casey are really looking for is a "stall" - someone to act as the distractor. Harry thinks Sandy, Ray's girlfriend (and one of his former marks), is better suited to the job, but, Sandy will not do it unless Ray's included, as well. Ray appreciates what Harry can and does teach him and Sandy, but, Ray doesn't much like the romantic and sexual interest Harry' starts showing in Sandy. Harry's number one rule; Harry never holds, and after relocating their operation to stay one step ahead of the law, Ray's tired of being the 4th musketeer in the group, and itches to become a world-class cannon himself. This doesn't fit within Harry's grand scheme, and allegiances ... Written by Huggo

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He's The World's Greatest "Cannon"! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1973 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Harry Never Holds See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of several "protege" roles with Michael Sarrazin working with more established actors, including A Man Called Gannon (1968) and The Sweet Ride (1968), Anthony Franciosa, and The Flim-Flam Man (1967), with George C. Scott. See more »

Quotes

Harry: [to Ray] Are you retarded or something? I told you the law, right. Harry never holds. Not for a minute, not for thirty seconds.
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Connections

References Pickpocket (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

DAY BY DAY BY DAY
Words by Bruce Geller
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Sung by Josh Adams
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A Pocketful of entertainment
19 August 2006 | by BachlorinParadiseSee all my reviews

Just re-saw this movie after some thirty-three years. I first saw it at the now long gone Circle Theater in Miami Springs, Florida. I was a big fan of James Coburn and Micheal Sarrazon, and just had to see this movie. It was enjoyable when I was fifteen years old, and it was still enjoyable now. Very good acting from everyone involved. The movie plays almost like a play and the focus is on the four main characters, with little in regards to the supporting cast.

Pick-pocketing was and always will be around. The film tends to make it an art with a romantic flavor, but then again, it's Hollywood. A bit of a surprise ending, but if you're expecting car chases, punch-outs, and shootouts, you will be greatly disappointed. Just a well-acted and entertaining little flick. Harry in Your Pocket is a pocketful of entertainment.


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