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|Directed by||Gower Champion|
|Produced by||Hal Landers
|Written by||Donald E. Westlake (novel)
|Starring||George C. Scott
|Music by||John Morris|
|Cinematography||Harry Stradling, Jr.|
|Edited by||David Bretherton|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|31 July 1974|
Bank Shot is a 1974 film directed by Gower Champion and written by Wendell Mayes. It was loosely based upon Donald E. Westlake's novel of the same name, and was the second book of his Dortmunder series. The film stars George C. Scott, Joanna Cassidy, Sorrell Booke, and G. Wood.
A bank temporarily housed in a mobile home while a new building is built, looks like an easy target to break into. On the other hand, why not steal the whole bank, and rob it in a safer location?
- George C. Scott as Ballentine
- Joanna Cassidy as Eleonora
- Sorrell Booke as Al Karp
- Bob Balaban as Victory Karp
- Clifton James as Streiger
- G. Wood as Constable
- Bibi Osterwald as Mums
- Frank McRae as Hermann X
Vincent Canby of the New York Times was mildly amused: "It's not a great movie. It's not worth taking a taxi to see. Yet there are many less invigorating ways to waste one's time. ... The intensity of Scott's performance is highly comic. His Walter Ballantine has the discipline, self-assurance and narrow vision of the true fanatic. So, too, do most of the other characters in the film... Gower Champion, who has had more success as a Broadway director (Hello, Dolly) than as a maker of films (My Six Loves), seems to have had a great deal of fun with first-rate actors doing Bank Shot — grace of a work by someone who knows exactly what he's doing."
- Vincent Canby, "A Disarming 'Bank Shot': Crooks Prove Proper and Optimistic" Aug. 1, 1974 http://www.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=9A05E4D91F3BE53ABC4953DFBE66838F669EDE
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