The Big Heist

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Not to be confused with Heist (film) or The Heist (2001 film). ‹See Tfd›
The Big Heist
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Genre Docudrama
Directed by Robert Markowitz
Produced by Robert Markowitz
Mark Winemaker
Screenplay by Jere Cunningham
Gary Hoffman
Based on The Heist 
by Ernest Volkman
John Cummings
Starring Donald Sutherland
John Heard
Jamie Harris
Janet Kidder
Music by Lou Pomanti
Cinematography Rudolf Blahacek
Editing by David Beatty
Production company Alliance Atlantis
A&E Network
Gary Hoffman Prod.
Country Canada
Language English
Original channel A&E Network
Release date
  • June 10, 2001 (2001-06-10) (US)
Running time 92 min

The Big Heist is an Canadian-US TV movie which first aired in 2001, on the A&E Television Networks.

Based on the 1986 book The Heist: How a Gang Stole $8,000,000 at Kennedy Airport and Lived to Regret It, the film tells the story about the 1978 Lufthansa Heist. The heist was also the subject of the much better-known 1990 film Goodfellas, directed by Martin Scorsese. It was also the subject of another made-for-television film called The 10 Million Dollar Getaway (1991).[1]

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  1. ^ "Movies: The 10 Million Dollar Getaway". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  • Volkman, Ernest; Cummings, John (October 1986). The Heist: How a Gang Stole $8,000,000 at Kennedy Airport and Lived to Regret It. New York: Franklin Watts. ISBN 0-531-15024-0. 

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