Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1966)

Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round

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Movie Info

James Coburn stars in this comedy-melodrama as Eli Kotch, who uses his charm to obtain a parole from prison by having an affair with a female psychologist. Eli's plan upon getting out of jail is to rob a bank at the L.A. International Airport. The date of the bank robbery coincides with the arrival of the Russian premier, so that bank security will be minimal with the premier attracting most of the airport security forces. Harrison Ford appears in his film debut in the bit part of a bellhop.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama , Action & Adventure , Mystery & Suspense , Classics , Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Bernard Girard
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 30, 2003
Runtime:
Sony Pictures Entertainment

Cast


as Eli Kotch

as Frieda Schmid

as Inger Knudson

as Eddie Hart

as Milo Stewart

as Margaret Kirby

as Dr. Marion Hague

as Paul Feng

as Miles Fisher

as George Logan

as Gen. Mailenkoff

as William Anderson

as Capt. William Yates

as Sgt. Elmer K. Coxe

as Officer Howard

as Translator

as Willie Manus

as Lyman Mann

as Willie Manus

as Taxi Driver

as Police Chief Yates

as Belly Dancer

as Bellhop Pager

as Janice Brown

as Alfred Morgan

as Jack Balter

as Mrs. Galbrace

as Bellhop Pager

as Police Chief Yates

as Police Chief Yates
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Critic Reviews for Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | September 10, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Lags until it hits the climactic caper scene.

Full Review… | March 13, 2010
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Dated and very dull.

October 6, 2005
Fantastica Daily

Serviceable film best known for the film debut of Harrison Ford as the bell hop!

December 18, 2004
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

August 17, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Audience Reviews for Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round

½

Nice heist movie. Also Harrison Ford's first film appearance.

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