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The Great Riviera Bank Robbery (1979)

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Why is it that some of the most outlandish movie plotlines are grounded in reality? The Great Riviera Bank Robbery is based on an actual occurrence in 1976. A fascist terrorist group, known as "The Chain", joins forces with a gang of professional criminals to pull off a heist. The target: a bank vault in a French resort town, bulging with tourist money. The booty: fifteen million dollars. In the tradition of Rififi, we follow the thieves' progress step by step, inch by inch, from conception to execution to aftermath. Throughout The Great Riviera Bank Robbery, you'll be declaring in dropped-jaw amazement that "this can't be true!"....but true it is.

Cast

Ian McShane
as The Brain
Eric Mason
as Fernand
Barry Lowe
as Lawyer
Arnold Diamond
as Town Hall Man
Sheila Ruskin
as Bank Girl
Adrian Shergold
as Young Leftie
Dierdre Costello
as Tobacconist
John Grillo
as Bank Official
Gail Harrison
as Town Hall Girl
Gary Waldhorn
as Ministry Man
Bernard Kay
as Commissaire
Bernice Stegers
as Policewoman
Shaun Lawton
as Security Guard
Charles Cork
as Security Guard
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