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?