Bank Shot

Bank Shot

Director: Gower Champion

Cast: Gary Wood, Harvey Adams, Bob Balaban

     
 

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George C. Scott stars in the crime comedy Bank Shot, which comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that fails to preserve the original theatrical aspect ratio of the film. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible in Dolby Digital Mono. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the original theatricalSee more details below

Overview

George C. Scott stars in the crime comedy Bank Shot, which comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that fails to preserve the original theatrical aspect ratio of the film. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible in Dolby Digital Mono. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer. This is an unexceptional release from MGM/UA.

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This charming little sleeper is worth the hunt for fans of offbeat comedies. The script, adapted from a Donald Westlake novel, takes the heist thriller and sets that genre on its ear by using a novel plot hook (the idea of stealing an entire bank) and replacing its usual tough-guy character archetypes with a bunch of zanies right out of the slapstick-comedy playbook. George C. Scott has a ball playing against type as the reluctant mastermind hero, using his natural gift for the slow-burn to comedic ends and showing a nice flair for deadpan comic wit. Elsewhere, there are nice turns by Joanna Cassidy, who manages to be silly and sexy all at once, and Bob Balaban, who is talented enough to go toe to toe with Scott in the deadpan-comedy arena. However, the big scene-stealer turns out to be Sorrell Booke: his frantic reactions to the goings-on prompt many a knee-jerk laugh throughout the film. Behind the camera, director Gower Champion keeps the plot rolling at a breakneck pace and makes nice use of a jaunty musical score by John Morris to enhance the film's breezy, madcap mood. In short, Bank Shot brings a uniquely witty style to a familiar genre and is thus worth a look to cult film aficionados.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/18/2003
UPC:
0027616883209
Original Release:
1974
Rating:
PG
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
1:24:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Original theatrical trailer; English: Mono; Spanish: Mono; English, French & Spanish language subtitles

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gary Wood Actor
Harvey Adams Irving
Bob Balaban Victor Karp
Harvey J. Goldenberg 1st policeman
Jack Riley Jackson
George C. Scott Walter Upjohn Ballentine
Joanna Cassidy Eleonora
Sorrell Booke Al G. Karp
G. Wood Andrew Constable
Clifton James Streiger
Bibi Osterwald Mums Gornik
Frank McRae Herman X
Don Calfa Stosh Gornik
Liam Dunn Painter

Technical Credits
Gower Champion Director
Albert Brenner Art Director
David Bretherton Editor
George P. Gaines Set Decoration/Design
Robert Knudson Sound/Sound Designer
Hal Landers Producer
Wendell Mayes Screenwriter
John Morris Score Composer
Bobby Roberts Producer
Tom Shaw Asst. Director
Harry Stradling Cinematographer
Barry Thomas Sound/Sound Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title/Institute [:09]
2. A Shot [2:52]
3. Tractor Chase [4:06]
4. El [5:44]
5. Sweet Freedom [3:35]
6. Touchdown [2:46]
7. Tailing [2:38]
8. The Plan [3:24]
9. Need Wheels [4:37]
10. Got Wheels [5:18]
11. Lifting the Bank [2:46]
12. Hanky Panky [8:22]
13. "Who Would Believe?" [2:35]
14. Makeover [3:17]
15. Breaking In [5:12]
16. Surrounded [4:20]
17. Worn Away [4:59]
18. Heavy Artillery [3:44]
19. Runaway Loot [4:02]
20. Rumors/End Credits [3:33]

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