The Anderson Tapes

  • 15
  • Sidney Lumet (1971)
  • US
  • 94 min
The Anderson Tapes
Film Review
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3 out of 5

Sidney Lumet's crime drama sees Sean Connery, helped by some notable eccentrics, set out to burgle a luxury apartment block, unaware that his every move is under surveillance from various law enforcement agencies. The implicit ironies - that the agents can't see the larger picture of a major robbery for all their attention to the smaller details - are never quite forged into the intended satire, but Lumet does manage to achieve a certain sarcastic humour. Martin Balsam is outstanding as a flauntingly gay antiques dealer, Christopher Walken makes one of his first major film appearances and The Wizard of Oz's Wicked Witch Margaret Hamilton appears in one of her final roles.

Plot Summary

Crime drama starring Sean Connery and Dyan Cannon. On his release from jail after completing a ten-year sentence, Duke Anderson immediately begins plotting the daring robbery of an entire New York apartment building.

Cast and crew

Cast

Duke Anderson
Sean Connery
Ingrid Everleigh
Dyan Cannon
Tommy Haskins
Martin Balsam
Delaney
Ralph Meeker
Pat Angelo
Alan King
The Kid
Christopher Walken
Parelli
Val Avery
Spencer
Dick Anthony Williams
Everson
Garrett Morris
Pop
Stan Gottlieb
Jimmy
Paul Benjamin
Psychologist
Anthony Holland
Werner
Richard B Schull
Dr Rubicoff
Conrad Bain
Miss Kaler
Margaret Hamilton
Mrs Hathaway
Judith Lowry

Crew

Director
Sidney Lumet

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Columbia Picture Corp. Ltd
Guidance: 
Violence, edited for language.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama

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