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The Great Train Robbery
- Sean Connery

Overview - Michael Crichton's most accomplished directorial effort, THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY is a stylish thriller based on his best-selling book about the first robbery to take place aboard a moving train. Set in 1855 England, Edward Pierce (Sean Connery) is a master thief with the ambitious goal of stealing a shipment of gold bars en route to the Crimea.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Michael Crichton's most accomplished directorial effort, THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY is a stylish thriller based on his best-selling book about the first robbery to take place aboard a moving train. Set in 1855 England, Edward Pierce (Sean Connery) is a master thief with the ambitious goal of stealing a shipment of gold bars en route to the Crimea. Conspiring with his beautiful mistress, Miriam (Lesley-Anne Down), and England's greatest locksmith, Agar (Donald Sutherland), Pierce sets out on a quest to copy each of four keys needed to open the train's vault, keys that are kept and guarded by different parties. Giving a smooth performance reminiscent of his James Bond role, Connery infuses Pierce with a disarming confidence as he seduces his way through the upper-class environment of the key holders, who seem to have their own low-brow weaknesses. From the decadent parties and mansions of the wealthy to the brothels and dog fights of the underclass, THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY is a historical tour de force that culminates in the suspenseful, dangerous climax of this true story.

Cast List

Malcolm Terris
Donald Sutherland - Canadian Actor
Alan Webb - British Character Actor
Sean Connery - Oscar winning Scottish actor,
Thomas Sean Connery - Oscar winning Scottish actor,
Lesley-Anne Down - British actress, NORTH AND SOUTH (1985)
Michael Crichton - Author/Director/Producer, JURASSIC PARK,
John Michael Crichton - Author/Director/Producer, JURASSIC PARK,
John Lange - Author/Director/Producer, JURASSIC PARK,
Jeffrey Hudson - Author/Director/Producer, JURASSIC PARK,
Jerry Goldsmith - Film composer
Jerrald K. Goldsmith - Film composer
Jerrald Goldsmith - Film composer
Michael Hennagin - Film composer
Anthony Mendleson - Costume Designer
Bert Davey - Art Director
Basil Newall - Makeup Artist
Hugh Scaife - Set Decorator
Dick Ziker - Second Unit Director/Stunt Coordinator
Robert Lang - British Actor/"Othello"
Maurice Carter - Production Designer
David Bretherton - American Editor
Geoffrey Unsworth - British Director Of Photography

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 108
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 738329138523
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Rating: PG (MPAA)
  • Release Date: September 2014

Related Categories:
Movies > Action/Adventure

Related Keywords:
Adventure
Thieves
Recommended
Period Piece
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Notes:
Filmed in Ireland.

Reviews:
"...The actual theft is ingenious....A lesson in the superior effectiveness of a well-placed camera over fancy tricks....[A] full and inventive soundtrack..." - 01/17/1979 Variety


"...Directed by [Crichton] with great good humor....The three [stars] work together beautifully..." - 02/02/1979 New York Times, p.C10

 
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