Underrated Manly Movies: Part VII – ManlyMovie

Underrated Manly Movies: Part VII

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5) The Brink’s Job (1978)

Time for another rundown of movies that are either underrated or lesser known, or both, for those stuck and in need of a good fresh movie to watch.

In no order we’re starting with heist caper The Brink’s Job, 1978.  Remember Columbo (Peter Falk)?  Well he appeared in a robbery movie, directed by William Friedkin, helmer of To Live & Die in L.A. and of course The Exorcist.

This is a comedy.  And Falk plays a foul mouthed felon with an eye on an armoured truck depository.  He wants to bust into it and take a massive amount of loot.  Kind of like Rocky’s scummy but likeable cousin.  Even better, during production real thieves stole the reels to the movie and demanded a ransom.

But since the studio had the negatives, Friedkin told the pissants to keep the movie and watch it. Funny, eh?

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  • jim

    Seen Bat21 and Brinks job…both very solid…but Silent Partner is a terrific thrilller with a genuinely nasty has a great bad guy turn by Christopher Plummer , a script by Curtis Hanson , twenty years before he did L.A.Confidential….. I always sorta liked the shambling Elliott Gould..You guys should definitely check out The Silent Partner …………..Jim Approves…

    • Mucho Macho

      I actually like “Silent Partner”
      A lot as well and I have it on DVD.
      Funny cause Gould in the movie is a “good guy” and he does a lot of pretty fucked-up things.
      Now the heroes are mostly so bland.

    • ColonelBobi

      Those are the three of these 5 movies I’ve seen also and i’d agree with your views Jim. Bat 21 is on Netflix I think. Hackman and Glover elevate it from being just another Nam movie to something a bit classier.

  • Mucho Macho

    Bat*21 is a manly movie

  • Jacob Phillips

    Always appreciate these lists of lesser known manly movies, I haven’t seen any of these but they all sound good.