The Great Train Robbery (Contemporary Classics)

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 51 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1979
  • Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Digital Mono - French
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Michael Crichton - Director
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Additional Products:
    • Booklet

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Find me a dead cat."
  - Pierce (Sean Connery) to Agar (Donald Sutherland)

Entertainment Reviews:

Variety - 01/17/1979
"...The actual theft is ingenious....A lesson in the superior effectiveness of a well-placed camera over fancy tricks....[A] full and inventive soundtrack..."
New York Times - 02/02/1979
"...Directed by [Crichton] with great good humor....The three [stars] work together beautifully..."

Product Description:

Michael Crichton's most accomplished directorial effort, THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY is a stylish thriller based on his best-selling book about the first robbery to take place aboard a moving train. Set in 1855 England, Edward Pierce (Sean Connery) is a master thief with the ambitious goal of stealing a shipment of gold bars en route to the Crimea. Conspiring with his beautiful mistress, Miriam (Lesley-Anne Down), and England's greatest locksmith, Agar (Donald Sutherland), Pierce sets out on a quest to copy each of four keys needed to open the train's vault, keys that are kept and guarded by different parties. Giving a smooth performance reminiscent of his James Bond role, Connery infuses Pierce with a disarming confidence as he seduces his way through the upper-class environment of the key holders, who seem to have their own low-brow weaknesses. From the decadent parties and mansions of the wealthy to the brothels and dog fights of the underclass, THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY is a historical tour de force that culminates in the suspenseful, dangerous climax of this true story.

Plot Keywords:

Adventure | Period Piece | Recommended | Theatrical Release | Thieves

Production Notes:

  • Filmed in Ireland.

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  • UPC: 027616714923
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