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Director:
Writers:
Lawrence Sanders (novel)
Frank Pierson (screenplay)
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Release Date:
2 September 1971 (West Germany) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Crime of the Century! See more »
Plot:
After Duke Anderson is released from prison after ten years for taking the rap for a scion of a Mafia family, he cashes in a debt of honor with the mob to bankroll a caper. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Worthy of Watching on Many Levels, Especially for Christopher Walken's Film Debut See more (67 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sean Connery ... Anderson

Dyan Cannon ... Ingrid

Martin Balsam ... Tommy Haskins

Ralph Meeker ... 'Iron Balls' Delaney

Alan King ... Angelo

Christopher Walken ... The Kid

Val Avery ... Parelli

Dick Anthony Williams ... Spencer (as Dick Williams)

Garrett Morris ... Everson
Stan Gottlieb ... Pop
Paul Benjamin ... Jimmy

Anthony Holland ... Psychologist

Richard B. Shull ... Werner (as Richard B. Schull)

Conrad Bain ... Dr. Rubicoff

Margaret Hamilton ... Miss Kaler

Judith Lowry ... Mrs. Hathaway

Max Showalter ... Bingham
Janet Ward ... Mrs. Bingham

Scott Jacoby ... Jerry Bingham
Norman Rose ... Longene

Meg Myles ... Mrs. Longene (as Meg Miles)
John Call ... O'Leary
Raoul Kraushaar ... D'Medico (as Ralph Stanley)
John Braden ... Vanessi
Paula Trueman ... Nurse
Michael Miller ... First Agent
Michael Prince ... Johnson
Frank Macetta ... Papa Angelo
Jack Doroshow ... Eric
Michael Clary ... Eric's Friend
Hildy Brooks ... Receptionist
Robert Dagny ... Doctor
Bradford English ... T.V. Watcher
Reid Cruickshanks ... Judge (as Reid Cruckshanks)
Tom Signorelli ... Sync Man
Carmine Caridi ... Detective A

Michael Fairman ... Sergeant Claire
George Patelis ... Detective B
William J. Daprato ... Detective C (as William Daprato)

Sam Coppola ... Private Detective
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mary Boylan ... Bus Station Lady (uncredited)
Bruce Brown ... Policeman (uncredited)
James Forster ... Sargeant (uncredited)

Charles Frank ... Ambulance Attendant (uncredited)
Al Kirk ... Thief (uncredited)

Helen Martin ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Tom Nobles ... Police Lt. (uncredited)

Directed by
Sidney Lumet 
 
Writing credits
Lawrence Sanders (novel "The Anderson Tapes")

Frank Pierson (screenplay) (as Frank R. Pierson)

Produced by
George Justin .... associate producer
Robert Weitman .... producer (as Robert M. Weitman)
 
Original Music by
Quincy Jones 
 
Cinematography by
Arthur J. Ornitz (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Joanne Burke 
 
Casting by
Marion Dougherty 
 
Production Design by
Ben Kasazkow  (as Benjamin J. Kasazkow)
 
Art Direction by
Philip Rosenberg 
 
Set Decoration by
Alan Hicks 
 
Costume Design by
Gene Coffin 
 
Makeup Department
Betty DeStefano .... hair stylist (as Betty Destefano)
Ian Forest .... hair stylist (as Ian Forrest)
Saul Meth .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alan Hopkins .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jack Fitzstephens .... sound editor
Al Gramaglia .... mixer
Dennis Maitland .... production sound
James Perdue .... sound (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Fred J. Lincoln .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Kolb .... grip
Willie Meyerhoff .... gaffer (as William Meyerhoff)
Albert Taffet .... camera operator (uncredited)
Felix Trimboli .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Vic Ramos .... extra casting
 
Editorial Department
Peter Genung .... assistant editor
Janet Lauretano .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Quincy Jones .... conductor
 
Other crew
Roger G. Battie .... technical consultant: of The William J. Burns International Detective Agency Inc.
Harve Brosten .... assistant to producer
Nicholas Sgarro .... script supervisor (as Nick Sgarro)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Anderson Tapes" - Canada (English title) (imdb display title)
"Le gang Anderson" - Belgium (French title) (informal literal title), France
"Supergolpe en Manhattan" - Mexico (new title), Spain
"Η μεγάλη ληστεία της Νέας Υόρκης" - Greece
"Записите на Андерсън" - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
"Пленки Андерсона" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Anderson-klanen" - Denmark
"Andersonove trake" - Serbia
"Andersonovy nahrávky" - Czech Republic (imdb display title)
"Az Anderson-magnószalagok" - Hungary (imdb display title)
"Bandet" - Sweden
"Casetele Anderson" - Romania (imdb display title)
"De Anderson gang" - Belgium (Flemish title) (informal literal title)
"Der Anderson Clan" - West Germany
"I megali listeia tis Neas Yorkis" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Korkunç soygun" - Turkey (Turkish title) (imdb display title)
"Le dossier Anderson" - France
"Millionkupp på bånd" - Norway (imdb display title)
"O Dossier Anderson" - Portugal
"O Golpe de John Anderson" - Brazil
"Rapina record a New York" - Italy
"Shôn Konerî/Tôchô sakusen" - Japan (imdb display title)
"Stórránið" - Iceland (imdb display title)
"Suuri kaappaus" - Finland (video box title)
"Tasmy prawdy" - Poland
"Záznamy o Andersonovi" - Czech Republic (alternative title)
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Runtime:
99 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:SOA (original rating) | Australia:M (re-rating) (1984) | Finland:K-16 | France:Tous publics | Germany:12 (re-rating) (2013) | Iceland:12 | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (1971) | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1986) (1993) (2002) | USA:PG | USA:GP (original rating) | West Germany:16 (original rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
One of the Government agents is dubbed by David Hedison.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: When the police department switchboard operator starts getting calls about the robbery, one caller is identified as being from Wichita Falls, Kansas. Wichita Falls in in Texas.See more »
Quotes:
Spencer:He don't need socks, he got hair all over his feet.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Lumet: Film Maker (1975)See more »

FAQ

I'm lost. Who was surveilling whom?
What does Duke mean at the end when he says 'I'm always hammering on locked doors'?
How does the movie end?
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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Worthy of Watching on Many Levels, Especially for Christopher Walken's Film Debut, 14 May 2005
Author: Musica Poetica from United States

Walken's 1971 debut film role was a major part that hooked me as a lifelong fan immediately, as The Kid, directed by Sidney Lumet in a gem adapted for the film from a great book of the same name by author Lawrence Sanders - "The Anderson Tapes". I'm not an avid reader, but I did read most of Sander's mystery novels, and would rate this as one of his best. It's worth mentioning that the only memorable quote from this movie on this web site is a Christopher Walken line! He brought an electrifying presence to the role with his trademark edginess akin to a cocked revolver.

The movie stars Sean Connery, Dyan Cannon, Alan King, and Martin Balsam (in a beautifully restrained role as a light-in-the-loafers antiques dealer). I'm sure viewers of this film following its release must have considered the addition to the cast by The Kid as a wonderful bonus. The locale of the film is NYC's Central Park perimeter, namely the high-priced real estate at the park's border.

Besides being a pre-PC (in both contexts of PC) satire of technology and man's inability to control its sometimes obvious sinister applications, it is also an ironic precursor to the "authorities'" myopic interpretation of gathered intelligence data, specifically the current federal administration's inability to "connect the dots" after receiving Richard Clark's distribution of the pre-9/11/2001 FBI memo detailing the intercepted intention of Arab terrorists to fly jumbo jets into skyscrapers and other federal buildings. Who would have (or should have) thought they might try to complete their failed 1993 attempt to bring down one of the WTC towers? On a lighter note Garrett Morris acted in this film with Walken, a full 4 years before his SNL run, site of some of Christopher Walken's most memorable gigs.

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