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Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round is a 1966 crime film written and directed by Bernard Girard, starring James Coburn and featuring Camilla Sparv, Aldo Ray, Nina Wayne, Todd Armstrong, Robert Webber and Rose Marie. James Coburn stars in this comedy-melodrama as Eli Kotch, who uses his charm to obtain a parole from prison by having an affair with a female psychologist. Eli's plan upon getting out of jail is to rob a bank at the L.A. International Airport. The date of the bank robbery coincides with the arrival of the Russian premier, so that bank security will be minimal with the premier attracting most of the airport security forces. Harrison Ford appears in his film debut in the bit part of a bellhop.
Saw this in the theater when released, when it was ahead of its time. A must see for a Coburn fan.
The pictured cover art is not the original poster, and contains an... Read more
An interesting, if somewhat convoluted tale of robbery and the sexist sixties. James Coburn was one of the great ones whose work went largely unappreciated. Read morePublished on May 31, 2013 by Michael S. Bumagin, M.D.
Saw this movie while I was stationed in Germany 1966/67 Having grown up in and around the LA airport, it was like seeing a bit of home in a far off land. Read morePublished on April 18, 2013 by William
I love James Coburn films, and this one will be another piece of my James Coburn collection. This movie screams 60s.Published on December 31, 2012 by Monkey Bucket
I had never heard of the film, and pretty much it was the fact that James Coburn was in it that I decided to give it a try. A decent movie, but not a 'classic'... Read morePublished on December 20, 2012 by Amazon Customer
Boring from beginning to end.
If I had seen it I wouidn't have bot it.
Why did I buy it?
Catchy title, James Coburn , 4 star reviews by Fan-atics. Read more
good movie . the actor are good. the music is good the story is good the sound is outstanding. the color is great la airport is colofulPublished on May 23, 2011 by michael j brotsis