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Australia 1979
Directed by
Bruce Beresford
92 minutes
Rated R

Reviewed by
Bernard Hemingway
3.5 stars

Money Movers

At a time when Australian film was mainly identified with tasteful historical dramas Money Movers was unusual and was both critically and commercially neglected.

Taking a story about a series of heists at armoured car company and clearly in the Hollywood tradition but with a distinctly Australian rough edge about it in all respects, director Bruce Beresford's cracking pacing makes it engaging stuff for all its lack of sophistication.
 
Starring many of the big names of '70s television such as Tony Bonner, Candy Raymond and Terry Donovan with an unusually prominent role for Ed Devereaux as the ex-cop seeking redemption and based on a novel (itself based on real events) by former security guard, Devon Minchin, it is a grittily realistic film that will please fans of the genre.

DVD Features: A brand new 16:9 transfer is accompanied by a interview featurette with Bruce Beresford, Bryan Brown, Tony Bonner, Candy Raymond and Terry Donovan talking candidly about the production. Also includes the theatrical trailer. Also available as part of Umbrella Entertainments True Aussie Crime Collection along with The Great Bookie Robbery, Hoodwink and The Last Man Hanged

Available from: Umbrella Entertainment

 

 

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