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The Money Is Hot! The Tricksters Are Cool!

Posted : 6 years, 6 months ago on 30 April 2011 09:52

A criminally overlooked and practically forgotten film from Michael Caine's early Hollywood career. Right in the middle of films such as A Bridge Too Far, The Eagle Has Landed, Beyond The Poseidon Adventure and the notorious The Swarm, that don't exactly showcase his talents, it's great to see Caine doing what he does best again in this fun caper - being a star. Flanked by, the ever-so charming and suave, Louis Jourdan, Silver Bears has Caine fighting to keep control of his Swiss Bank whilst simultaneously masterminding, or so he thinks, a silver-mining operation in Iran. His boss? Martin Balsam. His girl? Cybill Shepherd. His nemesis? Charles Gray, in another rediculously over the top performance. The gags come thick and fast and there are some genuinely hilarious moments, the locations are stunning and Caine and Jourdan get on like a house on fire. Look out for Shane Rimmer in a cameo, too. Great fun.

4/5



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