THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY (Theatrical Release UK 1979)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì

The Great Train Robbery—
simple, somewhat entertaining—features the duo of Sean Connery with Donald Sutherland. It’s a one time watch, performs a little above average, and shows the directing skills of Director Michael Crichton.

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A member of Britain’s high society plans robbery of a gold shipment purposed for British military wages.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Michael Crichton for directing effort. Thank you to Executive ProducerDino De Laurentiis for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Pierce (Sean Connery), Agar (Donald Sutherland), Miriam (Lesley-Anne Down), Trent (Alan Webb), Fowler (Malcolm Terris), Sharp (Robert Lang), Burgess (Michael Elphick), Clean Willy (Wayne Sleep), Emily Trent (Pamela Salem), and Elizabeth Trent (Gabrielle Lloyd).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s a good study on Sean Connery outside of the James Bond character. The odd casting choice of pairing him with Donald Sutherland, surprisingly, works in this movie.

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Ben Meyers 

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