The Brink's Job

The Brink's Job

A FILM BY: William Friedkin
WRITTEN BY: Walon Green, Noel Behn (book)
STARRING: Peter Falk, Peter Boyle, Warren Oates, Gena Rowlands

Boston’s legendary 1950 Brinks’ robbery, in which a gang of thieves made off with more than $2 million, was heralded as “The Crime of the Century”—especially after it went unsolved for years. It inspired several filmic adaptations, none better than Friedkin’s playful hybrid of comedy and suspense. As the mastermind, Peter Falk leads an extraordinary cast of characters, including Gena Rowlands, Paul Sorvino, Warren Oates, Peter Boyle and Allen Garfield. A poignant and beautifully realized period piece, this is one of the director’s best—if most neglected—films. 

Technical Information

Production Year: 1978
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 104 mins
Format: 35mm