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Misdaad is ons beroep (1968)

The Split (original title)
Thieves fall out when over a half million dollars goes missing after the daring and carefully planned robbery of the Los Angeles Coliseum during a football game, each one accusing the other of having the money.

Director:

Gordon Flemyng

Writers:

Donald E. Westlake (novel) (as Richard Stark), Robert Sabaroff (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jim Brown ... McClain
Diahann Carroll ... Ellen 'Ellie' Kennedy
Ernest Borgnine ... Bert Clinger
Julie Harris ... Gladys
Gene Hackman ... Detective Lt. Walter Brill
Jack Klugman ... Harry Kifka
Warren Oates ... Marty Gough
James Whitmore ... Herb Sutro
Donald Sutherland ... Dave Negli
Joyce Jameson ... Jenifer
Harry Hickox ... Detective
Jackie Joseph ... Jackie
Warren Vanders Warren Vanders ... Mason
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Storyline

A man McClain is tasked with planning the robbery of a sports coliseum after a big game. He recruits four men. They pull the job without a hitch. When they ponder on where to keep the money McClain suggests they leave it with Ellie, his girlfriend. When she is killed and the money is gone. Everyone wonders what happened. And they assume that McClain knows where the money is but he doesn't. They rough him up but McClain escapes and tries to find out what happened. He thinks the cop investigating the robbery and Ellie's death knows more than he is letting on. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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"Crime is our business." See more »


Certificate:

18 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1969 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Misdaad is ons beroep See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jim Brown's first lead starring role. See more »

Quotes

Dave Negli: Listen, Marty, the last man I killed I did it for $5000. For $85,000 I'd kill you 17 times.
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Connections

Featured in Jim Brown: All American (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Just A Game, Love
Music by Quincy Jones
Lyrics by Ernie Shelby
Sung by Clydie King and Billy Preston
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Mediocre
7 September 1999 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

Though I think Leonard was a little harsh, "The Split" still isn't a very good movie. The characters are paper-thin, scenes seem to be missing, and the movie is generally predictable. And there are some unbelievable scenes, like when Jim Brown's character "tests" the potential recruits. The lame climax you've seen in countless other movies.

On the positive side, there is quite a bit of A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E here, which only something from this time period could pull off. There's a great scene when Borgnine and Brown slug it out. And the Quincy Jones soundtrack is great. I suspect the music is behind the reason why this has never been released on video.


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