The Split

Overview

A pair of crooks conspire to rob the ticket booth at the Los Angeles Coliseum during a Rams game. Before they can perform the heist, the two must find precisely the right henchmen to join them. Each potential gang member must undergo a rigorous test of skill. Thanks to care and precise planning, the caper comes off smoothly and afterward the gang leader Jim Brown hides the money in the apartment of his ex-wife Diahann Carroll. She only agrees to keep the money on the provision that he reform so they can get back ...
See more details below
DVD (Full Frame)
$19.99
BN.com price
Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (11) from $10.32   
  • New (8) from $10.32   
  • Used (3) from $11.99   
Note: This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. This disc is expected to play back in DVD Video "play only" devices and may not play back in other DVD devices including recorders and PC drives.

Overview

A pair of crooks conspire to rob the ticket booth at the Los Angeles Coliseum during a Rams game. Before they can perform the heist, the two must find precisely the right henchmen to join them. Each potential gang member must undergo a rigorous test of skill. Thanks to care and precise planning, the caper comes off smoothly and afterward the gang leader Jim Brown hides the money in the apartment of his ex-wife Diahann Carroll. She only agrees to keep the money on the provision that he reform so they can get back together. Unfortunately, the wife's lust-crazed landlord James Whitmore busts into her house the next day and tries to rape her. During the struggle he kills her and then takes the loot. Later a crooked cop Gene Hackman investigates. Meanwhile, when the gang members learn that the loot is missing, they suspect a double-cross and engage in a huge battle. The cop finds the money and at first keeps it for himself. The head crook eventually figures out that the cop has it and so goes to him to make a little deal.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
This adaptation of Richard Stark's cult-fave crime novel packs a nice little wallop, even by modern standards. Robert Sabaloff''s script moves at a crackling pace, laying out the heist and its twisty-turny aftermath in a snazzy, colorful style. The tough characterizations and dialogue are also likely to raise a smile from fans of hard-boiled fare. Appropriately, the performances live up to the live-wire tone of the script: Jim Brown delivers his anti-hero role with a coiled intensity that promises violence while Ernest Borgnine brings out the sadism lurking behind his character's smile and Donald Sutherland is convincingly chilly as an ice-cool accomplice. Most importantly, Gordon Flemyng directs the proceedings with plenty of style and intensity. He skillfully deploys Burnett Guffey's flashy cinematography and a killer jazz score by Quincy Jones to create an edgy, exciting mood, punctuated by a string of punchy, well-timed action setpieces. The end result is a taut, engaging exercise that is likely to please crime movie buffs.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/5/2012
  • UPC: 883316454381
  • Original Release: 1968
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Presentation: Full Frame
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 47,695

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jim Brown McClain
Diahann Carroll Ellie
Julie Harris Gladys
Ernest Borgnine Clinger
Gene Hackman Det. Lt. Walter Brille
Jack Klugman Kifka
Warren Oates Gough
James Whitmore Sutro
Gene Lebell
Jon Kowal
Lou Whitehill
Jackie Joseph Jackie
Harry Hickox Detective
Joyce Jameson Jenifer
Warren Vanders Mason
George Cisar Doorman
Karen Norris Proprietress
Duane Grey Guard
John Orchard Guard
Ron Stokes Detective
Anne Randall Negli's Girl
Beverly Hills Receptionist
Robert Foulk Sergeant
Howard Curtis Physical Instructor
Chuck Hicks Physical Instructor
Carl Saxe Physical Instructor
Fabian Dean Clerk
George Robotham Physical Instructor
Thordis Brandt Clerk
Dee Carroll Woman
Edith Evanson Woman
Jose Gallegos Father
Tina Menard Mother
Anthony Carbone Man
Vanessa Lee Little Girl
Jonathan Hole Ticket Seller
Regis Parton Guard
Bill Couch Physical Instructor
Donald Sutherland Dave Negli
Technical Credits
Gordon Flemyng Director
Virgil Beck Special Effects
Robert Chartoff Producer
George W. Davis Art Director
Keogh Gleason Set Decoration/Design
Henry W. Grace Set Decoration/Design
Burnett Guffey Cinematographer
Al Jennings Asst. Director
Quincy Jones Score Composer
Urie McCleary Art Director
Franklin E. Milton Sound/Sound Designer
Rita Roland Editor
Robert Sabaroff Screenwriter
Chris Shaw Screenwriter
William J. Tuttle Makeup
Irwin Winkler Producer
Sheb Wooley Score Composer
Read More Show Less

Menu

Disc #1 -- Split
   Play
   Trailer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously