Great Train Robbery

Overview

Not a remake of the landmark 1903 Edwin S. Porter film, The Great Train Robbery is a dramatization of the famous first hold-up of a moving train in 1855 England. The conspirators in this undertaking are Edward Pierce Sean Connery, Agar Donald Sutherland and Clean Willy Wayne Sleep. Pierce is the brains, Clean Willy the brawn, and safecracker Agar provides the finesse. The scheme involves stealing a shipment of gold bars intended to be used in the payroll for the Army in the Crimean War. Lesley Anne Down co-stars ...
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Overview

Not a remake of the landmark 1903 Edwin S. Porter film, The Great Train Robbery is a dramatization of the famous first hold-up of a moving train in 1855 England. The conspirators in this undertaking are Edward Pierce Sean Connery, Agar Donald Sutherland and Clean Willy Wayne Sleep. Pierce is the brains, Clean Willy the brawn, and safecracker Agar provides the finesse. The scheme involves stealing a shipment of gold bars intended to be used in the payroll for the Army in the Crimean War. Lesley Anne Down co-stars as Miriam, the woman on the outside who arranges Connery's getaway. When released in England, this film was titled The First Great Train Robbery, so as not to be confused with Britain's embarrassing 1963 railroad heist. Director Michael Crichton adapted the story from his own, more-clinical novel on the same subject. Filmed in Ireland, The Great Train Robbery was dedicated to the memory of its director of photography, Geoffrey Unsworth, who died shortly after the production wrapped.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/16/2014
  • UPC: 738329138523
  • Original Release: 1979
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  • Source: Kl Studio Classics
  • Presentation: Subtitled
  • Time: 1:48:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 83,711

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sean Connery Edward Pierce
Donald Sutherland Agar
Lesley-Anne Down Miriam
Wayne Sleep Clean Willy
Michael Elphick Burgess
Malcolm Terris Henry Fowler
Robert Lang Inspector Sharp
Alan Webb Edgar Trent
Pamela Salem Emily Trent
Gabrielle Lloyd Elizabeth Trent
James Cossins Inspector Harranby
Peter Benson Station Dispatcher
Janine Duvitski Maggie
Brooke Adams
John Altman
Patrick Barr Burke
Agnes Bernelle Woman on Platform
John Bett McPherson
Peter Butterworth Putnam
Joe Cahill Rail Guard
Donald Churchill Prosecutor
George Downing Bralow
Brian Glover Captain Jimmy
Donald Hewlett
Noel Johnson Connaught
Paul Kernber Second Pickpocket
Andre Morell Judge
Cecil Nash
Derry Power
Hubert Rees Lewis
Oliver Smith Ratting Assistant
Craig Stokes
Clive Swift Mr. Chubb
Jenny Till Woman on Stand
Geoffrey Unsworth
Technical Credits
Michael Crichton Director, Screenwriter
Derek Ball Sound/Sound Designer
David Bretherton Editor
Maurice Carter Production Designer
Bert Davey Art Director
Dino de Laurentiis Producer
John C. Foreman Producer
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Anthony Mendleson Costumes/Costume Designer
Basil Newall Makeup
Liam Saurin Sound/Sound Designer
Hugh Scaife Set Decoration/Design
Geoffrey Unsworth Cinematographer
Anthony Waye Asst. Director
Dick Ziker Stunts
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