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The Great Train Robbery (The First Great Train Robbery) (1978)

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Sean Connery Sean Connery
Alan Webb Alan Webb
Robert Lang Robert Lang
Michael Elphick Michael Elphick
Wayne Sleep Wayne Sleep
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Written by
Michael Crichton Michael Crichton


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Description: Best-selling novelist Michael Crichton had already directed Westworld and Coma when he tackled the ambitious production of The Great Train Robbery in 1978. Adapting his own novel (which was inspired by the facts of the first known train robbery), Crichton sets this attractive, highly enjoyable film in London in 1855, where Edward Pierce (Sean Connery) and Agar (Donald Sutherland) plot to steal £25,000 in gold that is being transported by train to pay British troops in the Crimean War. Lesley-Anne Down plays Miriam, Pierce's sophisticated paramour and the third partner in the scheme; while Pierce and Agar make copies of four key ... (more)
Release date: 2 February 1979
UPC: 027616714923
Tags: Drama (4), Action (4), Thriller (4), Heist (4), Adventure (4), 1979 (3), Crime (3), 1970s (2), Arrest (1), Strangulation (1), Gallows (1), Dead Cat (1), Fireworks (1), Unwanted Kiss (1), Railway (1), Adaptation Directed By Original Author (1), Judge (1), Key (1), Train Ride (1), Top Hat (1)
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