Bank Shot

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  • PG
  • 1974
  • 1 hr 23 min
  • 5.4  (1,171)

Bank Shot is a 1974 comedy film that centers around a diamond heist. The movie stars George C. Scott as Walter Ballantine, a criminal mastermind who has been released from prison and is now looking to pull off one last big score. He hatches a plan to steal a large diamond from a bank by using a fake replica of the bank. Walter recruits a motley crew of individuals to help him in the heist. This includes his former cellmate, a demolition expert named Al G. Karp (played by G. Wood), and an ambitious but clumsy secretary named Eleonora (played by Joanna Cassidy). Together, they must figure out a way to outsmart the bank's security system and escape with the diamond.

Sorrell Booke plays the role of bank manager, Sheldrake, who is initially fooled by the fake replica of the bank. However, as the heist begins, the criminals encounter unexpected obstacles and must improvise to stay ahead of the bank's security guards.

The film takes a humorous approach to the heist genre, with many quirky characters and unexpected twists and turns. George C. Scott delivers a standout performance as Walter, bringing a sense of gravitas and complexity to the character. The chemistry between the various characters adds to the comedic tone of the film and keeps the audience entertained throughout.

One of the standout aspects of the film is the use of physical comedy, particularly in the scenes involving Eleonora. Her character is both bumbling and endearing, and her misadventures provide some of the funniest moments in the movie.

The pacing of Bank Shot is brisk, and the film doesn't overstay its welcome. The heist itself is cleverly executed, and the climax provides a satisfying payoff for the audience. The cinematography and set design are also impressive, with the fake replica of the bank being a particularly impressive set piece.

Overall, Bank Shot is a fun and lighthearted heist movie that doesn't take itself too seriously. It's a perfect example of the caper genre, with a well-crafted plot and a cast of engaging characters. Fans of George C. Scott and classic heist movies will find a lot to enjoy here, as will anyone who appreciates a good comedy.

Bank Shot is a 1974 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 23 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4.

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    5.4  (1,171)