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Grand Slam

3.9 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Actors: Janet Leigh, Robert Hoffmann, Klaus Kinski, Riccardo Cucciolla, George Rigaud
  • Directors: Giuliano Montaldo
  • Writers: Augusto Caminito, José Antonio de la Loma, Marcello Coscia, Marcello Fondato, Mino Roli
  • Producers: Arrigo Colombo
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: Italian (Dolby Digital 1.0), English (Dolby Digital 1.0), French (Dolby Digital 1.0)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Blue Underground
  • DVD Release Date: October 1, 2002
  • Run Time: 121 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00006IUI7
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #301,550 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Grand Slam" on IMDb

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Format: DVD
This film is a solid sixties style tour in every aspect. It is a model of a "Mission Impossible' adventure and resembles an early James Bond flick *(Thunderball) in the carnival scenes and LARGO (minus the eye patch and Spectre ring) is even in THIS picture! A professor (Edward G. Robinson) plans a jewel heist and has four experts handle the theft. All of this takes place in Rio during 'Carnival' and we are shown how professionals work together to obtain the goal. A Playboy, A Safecracker, An Electronics Expert and A Military Enforcer work as the team. There is tension and struggle here that will keep you interested and the melody of the Carnival will remain with you long after the picture is over. A neat little plot twist is included in the ending scene in Rome. Well worth the viewing, not the greatest epic ever made but certainly entertaining.
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This movie is somewhat out dated now. When it was first released the movie was quite contemporary with an oustanding cast.
The surprise ending was very unexpected. For those who enjoy Carnival in Rio,great street scenes during Carnival this is the movie for you. Super cast.
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Also available as a "Two-fer" paired with REVOLVER (1974). ASIN: B0006J2QK2

GRAND SLAM 1967
Film: 8.5/10
Picture quality: 9/10
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (orig)
Run time NTSC 60Hz: 1 59'21"
Audio: GB; F
ST: -
RC 0
Bonus: Trailer; Foto Gallery
Studio: Blue Underground

Excellent classic 60s heist movie ("... one of the best of all time" Roger Ebert) starring Janet Leigh, Klaus Kinski, Edward G. Robinson, Adolfo Celi
Directed by Giuliano Montaldo (MACHINE GUN McCAIN, 1968 Machine Gun McCain [Blu-ray]- also available on DVD from Blue Underground and on DVD from rarovideo "Gli Intoccabili" Gli Intoccabili (1969))
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Perfectly adequate, albeit overlong heist caper movie, no more, no less. Back in 1955 Jules Dassin's Rififi set the bar for this genre, and no film since has even come close (Topkapi, also directed by Dassin, occupies a reasonable second place). Grand Slam does have the added bonus of some nice location shooting in Rio during Carnival. The object of the heist is diamonds, and, as with most heist movies, most of the film centers on the planning and preparation, along with unforeseen complications (the title refers to the name of a new alarm system that has been installed, unanticipated by the thieves, to further protect the vault), and the execution of the heist. Of course, the real suspense for the viewer falls under the "will they or won't they get away with it" rubric. Some twists at the end as well. Nice to see Edward G. Robinson in one of his later roles, even if he has little screen time. Recommended for fans of this genre; otherwise, you can take it or leave it.
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I just happened to rent this because I was out of ideas and needed to put movies into my holds list, boy was I glad I found this hidden gem. Im a huge movie buff and pretty much no about all crime thrillers from the sixtys, but this was a suprise to me. This movie has some of the most beautiful photography I have ever seen on film. The actors were all in fine form, it is a little slow in spots but it manages to be suspensful throughout. Alot of times I find myself dissapointed by these forgotten films,(usually there forgotten for a reason)however grand slam is a twisty clever little crime caper thats worth your time if you like this particular genre.
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Grand Slam is a precursor to what would have been Mario Bava's Rabid Dogs. In fact the film kinda feels like a Bava film in a way. An old professor (played by Edward G Robinson) in Rio decides to cobble together a fantastic group of thieves to pull off the ultimate heist. Several twists and turns get in the way. Ennio Morricone's wonderful theme song is also a knockout. Janet Leigh and Klaus Kinski (now there are two people I'd never thought I'd ever see in the same movie...) also star.
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Late in his career Edward G. Robinson played a string of cultured, intellectual criminals who use their minds rather than their guns. "Grand Slam" allows him to reprise his "Seven Thieves" character--the academic who has turned to crime. He has a foolproof plan to steal a fortune in diamonds from a Rio bank vault during the Carnival. To reveal more would be to kill the suspense of the film. Suffice it to say that, like many Italian crime films of this period it carries a sting in the tail and leaves a bitter aftertaste. Robinson and his criminal colleagues (Adolfo Celi, Klaus Kinski, Riccardo Cucciolla, Robert Hoffmann and Georges Rigaud) are all excellent, as is Janet Leigh in her role as a bank employee whose cooperation must be obtained by hook or by crook.
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If not for the stately dignity of Edward G. Robinson, I would've given up; in short, a sub- par Spaghetti-heist. Q.T. probably loves and will "re-make" next year.
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