The Great Train Robbery
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Production year: 1979
Director: Michael Crichton
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 027616-714923
Running time: 1:51 (111 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: July 28, 1998
Collection type: Owned (#691)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 08, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 6 / 10
Overview
All aboard for runaway action and suspense in this riveting masterpiece from writer/director Michael Crichton! Starring Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland and Lesley-Anne Down, it's a “spine-tingling and suavely performed” adventure (The Hollywood Reporter) based on history's first train robbery. Filmed by Academy Award™-winning cinematographer Geoffrey Unsworth*, this “ingenious” (Variety) and “wonderful” (Gene Shalit) crime caper delivers mile-a-minute thrills and breathtaking excitement.

Connery is Edward Pierce, a master thief who conceives a brilliant plan to steal a fortune in gold bars from a railroad payroll car. But to pull off the most daring heist in history, Pierce must join forces with a safecracker (Sutherland) and his own beautiful girlfriend (Down) in a series of intricately-plotted thefts that will test all of their nerve, camaraderie and larcenous skill.

*1972: Cabaret; 1980: Tess
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Genres
Suspense/Thriller
Action
Studios
Production Studios:
 • United Artists
 • Starling Productions
Media Companies:
 • MGM Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital Mono
Commentary  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Commentary
 • Closed Captioned
 • 8-Page Booklet
Crew
Direction
Michael Crichton....Director
Writing
Michael Crichton....Screenwriter
Michael Crichton....Original Material By
Production
John Foreman....Producer
Cinematography
Geoffrey Unsworth....Cinematographer
Film Editing
David Bretherton....Film Editor
Music
Jerry Goldsmith....Composer
Sound
Derek Ball....Production Sound Mixer
Terry Poulton....Sound Editor
Vernon Messenger....Sound Editor
Chris Barnes....Sound Editor
Gerry Humphries....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Maurice Carter....Production Designer
Anthony Mendleson....Costume Designer
Bert Davey....Art Director
Basil Newall....Make-up Artist
Cast
Sean Connery....Pierce
Donald Sutherland....Agar
Lesley-Anne Down....Miriam
Alan Webb....Trent
Malcolm Terris....Fowler
Robert Lang....Sharp
Michael Elphick....Burgess
Wayne Sleep....Clean Willy
Pamela Salem....Emily Trent
Gabrielle Lloyd....Elizabeth Trent
George Downing....Barlow
James Cossins....Harranby
John Bett....McPherson
Peter Benson....Station Despatcher
Janine Duvitski....Maggie
Brian de Salvo....Trent's Butler
Andre Morell....Judge
Donald Churchill....Prosecutor
Brian Glover....Captain Jimmy
Noel Johnson....Connaught
Peter Butterworth....Putnam
Patrick Barr....Burke
Hubert Rees....Lewis
Agnes Bernelle....Woman on Platform
Frank McDonald....P.C. London Bridge Station
Joe Cahill....Rail Guard
Cecil Nash....Chaplain
Susan Hallinan....Emma Barnes
Oliver Smith....Ratting Assistant
John Altman....First Pickpocket
Paul Kember....Second Pickpocket
Geoff Ferris....Third Pickpocket
Jenny Till....Woman on Strand
Craig Stokes....Urchin on Strand