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The Anderson Tapes (1971)

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After Duke Anderson is released from prison after ten years for taking the rap for a scion of a Mafia family, he cashes in a debt of honor with the mob to bankroll a caper.

Director:

Sidney Lumet

Writers:

Lawrence Sanders (novel), Frank Pierson (screenplay) (as Frank R. Pierson)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Connery ... Robert 'Duke' Anderson
Dyan Cannon ... Ingrid Everly
Martin Balsam ... Tommy Haskins
Ralph Meeker ... Captain Delaney
Alan King ... Pat Angelo
Christopher Walken ... The Kid
Val Avery ... Rocco Parelli
Dick Anthony Williams ... Edward Spencer (as Dick Williams)
Garrett Morris ... Sergeant Everson
Stan Gottlieb Stan Gottlieb ... William 'Pop' Meyerhoff
Paul Benjamin ... Jimmy
Anthony Holland ... Psychologist
Richard B. Shull ... Werner Gottlieb (as Richard B. Schull)
Conrad Bain ... Dr. Rubicoff
Margaret Hamilton ... Miss Kaler
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Storyline

A thief (Duke Anderson) just released from ten years in jail, takes up with his old girlfriend (Ingrid) in her posh apartment. He makes plans to rob the entire building. What he doesn't know is that his every move is recorded on audio and video tape, although he is not the subject of any surveillance. Written by Zeke M. Towson <matajame@cwis.isu.edu>

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Big Heist - Big Bucks - Big Stars See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1971 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Le gang Anderson See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$5,000,000, 31 December 1971
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The guns used by cops are shotguns, and Thompson submachine guns. See more »

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At the end of the movie, when paramedics wheel Anderson into the elevator, as the doors close, a crew member's reflection is visible on the elevator doors. See more »

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Well-played nonsense...
31 March 2008 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Engaging heist flick from Lawrence Sanders' novel has recently-paroled master thief Sean Connery plotting one last job: robbing the residents of an entire New York apartment house! Some of the sideline plots--such as Connery's relationship with prostitute Dyan Cannon--don't add up to much and a few of the story details, like the title-named tapes, never come to fruition. However, the character writing by Frank Pierson is expressive and sharp, and there are wonderful supporting performances by Martin Balsam, Alan King, and Christopher Walken in his film debut. Connery is terrific as well, though the film's tone grows suddenly serious near the finish, which may leave many viewers feeling conned. Sean's camaraderie with his old cronies is wonderfully handled by director Sidney Lumet, though Cannon (the token female) gets left out of the mix. Writer Pierson and Lumet later teamed for "Dog Day Afternoon", which this film resembles in style and content. **1/2 from ****


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