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Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)

PG | | Crime, Comedy | 19 August 1976 (UK)
Two hopelessly-out-of-their-class conmen attempt to pull off the largest bank heist of the nineteenth century. They gain the enmity of the most famous bank robber in the world, and the ... See full summary »

Director:

Mark Rydell

Writers:

Don Devlin (story), John Byrum (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Caan ... Harry Dighby
Elliott Gould ... Walter Hill
Michael Caine ... Adam Worth
Diane Keaton ... Lissa Chestnut
Charles Durning ... Rufus T. Crisp
Lesley Ann Warren ... Gloria Fontaine
Val Avery ... Chatsworth
Jack Gilford ... Mischa
Dennis Dugan ... Lewis
Carol Kane ... Florence
Kathryn Grody ... Barbara
David Proval ... Ben
Michael Conrad ... Billy Gallagher
Burt Young ... Warden Durgom
Bert Remsen ... Guard O'Meara
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Storyline

Two hopelessly-out-of-their-class conmen attempt to pull off the largest bank heist of the nineteenth century. They gain the enmity of the most famous bank robber in the world, and the affection of a crusading newspaperwoman. Written by Don Devlin <ddevlin@loop.com>

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An elegant safecracker, two would-be con men and a dedicated do-gooder in a race to rob the toughest safe in the world. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

19 August 1976 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Harry and Walter Go to New York See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

James Caan, Sir Michael Caine, and Elliott Gould appeared in A Bridge Too Far (1977). See more »

Quotes

Chatsworth: Adam, where'd you find those two oafs?
Adam Worth: Oh, they're not oafs, Jack. They would require practice to become oafs.
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Crazy Credits

Shang Draper's Stained Glass Panels Based on Works of Alfonse Mucha See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Eric Idle/Neil Innes (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Viennese Life
(uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauss
Arranged by Carmine Coppola
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A masterpiece of physical humor
3 July 2002 | by marlattSee all my reviews

This ranks near the epitome of the comedic experience; perhaps not an intellectually provocative outing, but this is a masterpiece of physical humor. It is unusual to find a film of this nature sporting the stellar cast which appear here - Caan, Gould, Caine and Keaton enjoy a rare chemistry and display a keen sense of timing. If you haven't seen this yet, make it your next film! (Ok, after you finish Lawrence of Arabia, 2001, and West Side Story - but then, make sure you see it!)


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