The Jokers

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"The Robbery of the Century... it would be a Crime to miss it!"
  • 1967
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 6.6  (903)

In The Jokers, Michael Crawford and Oliver Reed star as two brothers, The Wilcoxes, who come up with an unconventional plan to rob the London’s Grosvenor Square branch of the London Bank in 1967. The brothers, who are known for their love of pranks and jokes, plan to take advantage of the Queen’s upcoming visit to the area and stage a mock terrorist attack on the bank along with their gang of merry men.

Through a series of witty and comedic events, they manage to convince the police and security personnel that they have already taken over the bank, leading to a hilarious scene where a group of police officers storm an empty vault.

Meanwhile, the brothers’ father, played by Harry Andrews, is a wealthy businessman who disapproves of their prankster ways and seeks to put an end to their crazy schemes once and for all. He also has his own plans for the heist, involving his political allies, which he keeps secret from his sons.

As the brothers realize the magnitude of their prank and the potential consequences, they begin to doubt their plan and even question their own motives. They also meet their match in an ambitious news reporter, played by Gabriella Licudi, who sees the potential for a sensational story and tracks the brothers’ every move.

The Jokers is a witty and entertaining film that not only showcases the comedic talents of Michael Crawford and Oliver Reed, but also touches upon larger themes such as the generation gap, class differences, and the role of the media in society. The brothers’ antics may be seen as juvenile by some, but they are also a reflection of their disillusionment with society and a desire to shake things up.

The film also features a memorable score by John Addison, which perfectly captures the playful and adventurous spirit of the film. The production design, which includes a lavish ball scene and a tense finale on the roof of the bank, is top-notch and adds to the film’s charm.

Ultimately, The Jokers is a film that still manages to entertain and delight audiences over 50 years later. It is a testament to the talent of its cast and crew that the film remains a classic of British cinema.

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    1 hr 34 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (903)