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The Anderson Tapes

  • Drama
  • 1971
  • Sidney Lumet
  • 94 mins
  • 15

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.

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Review

A star rating of 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 inject proceedings with 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 and Margaret Hamilton (The Wizard of Oz's Wicked Witch) appears in one of her final roles.

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Credits

Cast

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Duke AndersonSean Connery
Ingrid EverleighDyan Cannon
Tommy HaskinsMartin Balsam
DelaneyRalph Meeker
Pat AngeloAlan King
The KidChristopher Walken
ParelliVal Avery
SpencerDick Anthony Williams
EversonGarrett Morris
PopStan Gottlieb
JimmyPaul Benjamin
PsychologistAnthony Holland
WernerRichard B Schull
Dr RubicoffConrad Bain
Miss KalerMargaret Hamilton
Mrs HathawayJudith Lowry

Crew

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DirectorSidney Lumet

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia Picture Corp. Ltd
Guidance
Violence, edited for language.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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