They Came to Rob Las Vegas

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They Came to Rob Las Vegas
Directed by Antonio Isasi
Produced by Nat Wachsberger
Antonio Isasi
Screenplay by
  • Antonio Isasi
  • Lluis Josep Comeron
  • Jorge Illa
  • Jo Eisinger
Based on the novel Les Hommes De Las Vegas
by André Lay
Starring
Music by Georges Garvarentz
Cinematography Juan Gelpí
Edited by Emilio Rodríguez
Distributed by Warner Bros.-Seven Arts (USA)
Release date
  • October 31, 1968 (1968-10-31) (Spain)
  • February 5, 1969 (1969-02-05) (USA)
Running time
129 minutes
Language

They Came to Rob Las Vegas is a 1968 crime film directed by Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi and starring Gary Lockwood, Elke Sommer, Lee J. Cobb, and Jack Palance.[1] A crime outfit plan a heist to rob a hi-tech truck containing $7 million in Las Vegas. Its Spanish title was Las Vegas 500 Milliones. Filming took place in California, Nevada, and Spain.

Plot[edit]

Steve Skorsky has built himself a reputation in security transport for financial institutions. His security trucks are considered impregnable with armed guards and computer controlled routing. No one has ever successfully raided one until, .......... they came to rob Las Vegas.

Gino Vincenzo escapes from prison and plans to rob a Skorsky truck with his brother Tony in an armed assault, but Tony turns down the idea saying it needs more modern planning. Gino goes ahead anyway and he and his gang are killed in the attempt.

Tony plans a new robbery to prove that Skorsky trucks can be broken into, but Inspector Douglas of the Treasury also wants to bring Skorsky down as he uses his trucks to move gold for the Mafia. Tony takes a job as a dealer in a Las Vegas casino in order to seduce Ann Bennett who is Skorsky’s secretary and also his mistress. She is a compulsive gambler and Tony helps her to win in return for a share of the profits. She falls in love with him and he persuades her to provide the information he needs to ambush a Skorsky truck in the Nevada desert. He and his gang hide the truck in an underground bunker where they will have time to either persuade the crew to come out, or break into it, but impatience gets the better of the gang members who try to employ their own methods. The plan starts to disintegrate as Inspector Douglas, Steve Skorsky, and the Mafia all try to find the truck which seems to have vanished. Tony eventually succeeds, but Ann urges him to forget about the money and run away with her so that they can be together. It’s then that she realises it was never about the money. It was about ruining Skorsky’s reputation in revenge for the death of Tony’s brother.

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Locations[edit]

USA - Las Vegas Nevada, San Francisco California, Angels Flight Railway Los Angeles. SPAIN - Tabernas, Almería, Andalucía, Madrid, Barcelona, Catalonia.

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