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The Brink's Job, Movie, 1978 IMDB

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Also known as:

  • Big Stickup at Brink's
  • Das große Dings bei Brinks (Germany)
  • El mayor robo del siglo (Spain)
  • Têtes vides cherchent coffres pleins (France)
  • Pollice da scasso (Italy)

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Bonnascope ES

2011-06-28 16:36

Shooted in Massachusetts.
The story took place in 1938 and between 1944 and 1950.

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garco NL

2011-06-28 20:12

Bonnascope, maybe you can highlight the car which the picture is for (on pictures with more than one car on it).
But a comment is also OK, car on the right, car on the lift, green sedan etc... :)

Bonnascope ES

2011-06-28 21:32

garco wrote Bonnascope, maybe you can highlight the car which the picture is for (on pictures with more than one car on it).
But a comment is also OK, car on the right, car on the lift, green sedan etc... :)

Ok, no problem. ;)

Bonnascope ES

2011-06-28 21:32

All the captured cars are probably from the States?

garco NL

2011-06-28 23:09

Bonnascope wrote

Ok, no problem. ;)


jpts AU

2015-09-25 13:51

Bonnascope wrote Shooted in Massachusetts.
The story took place in 1938 and between 1944 and 1950.

[Image: pdvd000z.6007.jpg]

The film also tells the story of the Great Boston Brink's Robbery that occurred at Brink's Security Building on the corner of Prince and Commercial Street in the North End of Boston on night of the 17th January 1950.

The robbery was carried out between 7:10pm and 7:27pm by a gang of seven men wearing identical chauffeur's peak caps and Halloween rubber masks.

During the heist, one of the robbers' hat kept falling off and had been left at the scene and also, the robbers overlooked one of the boxes, in the box was the payroll for the General Electric Company, totaling over $800,000.

The heist had netted over $2.5 million; ($1,218,211.29 in cash and $1,557,183.83 in money orders, checks and other security bonds).

The men who were involved in the robbery were involved in various crimes, these were:

Joseph McGinnis - Liquor Store owner, night club owner and former armed robber, had multiple convictions for armed robbery and drug offenses, was later the organizer of the robbery, later took part in the robbery of a trucking company warehouse located next to the Brinks Warehouse, convicted of unlawful possession of a liquor still and violation of Internal Revenue laws in New Hampshire in March 1955 and sentenced to 30 days imprisonment and received a $1,000 fine, later released on a technicality, convicted of armed robbery in 1956, died while serving his sentence at Walpole Prison on the 5th October 1966.

Anthony Pino - Known as Fats; Italian-born armed robber and burglar, was responsible for several burglaries and robberies throughout Massachusetts in the late 1940s, was the mastermind and "case man" for the robbery, was later taken into custody awaiting his deportation hearing on the 12th January 1953 and was acquitted, later rearrested on the 30th August 1954 on suspicion for being involved in assisting the escape of O'Keefe's hitman, Burke.

Joseph O'Keefe - Known as Specs; Standover man and burglar, was one of the musclemen for the robbery, fled Boston after the robbery and was arrested at Towanda, Pennsylvania for theft firearms and clothing stolen in burglaries at Kane and Coudersport, Pennsylvania in June 1950, released in 1954, shot and wounded by New York Underworld hitman, Elmer "Trigger" Burke at Dorchester, Massachusetts on the 16th June 1954, later named those involved in the robbery and was convicted of the robbery on the 9th October 1956 and sentenced to four years imprisonment, released in 1960, died in hospital in Los Angeles, California on the 27th March 1976.

The hitman, Burke was later arrested on the 17th June 1954 and charged with possession of a machine gun (same one used in O'Keefe's attempted murder), he later escaped from Suffolk County Jail on the afternoon of the 28 August 1954, the car used in the escape was found dumped outside a hospital in Boston on the 29 August 1954.

After his escape, Burke had fled from Massachusetts, he was later arrested by FBI agents at Folly Beach, South Carolina on the 27 August 1955 and was later extradited to New York to face murder charges stemming from the murder of longshoreman, Edward "Poochy" Walsh who was shot by Burke at a New York bar on the 12th July 1952.

Burke was later convicted of Walsh's murder and was sentenced to death, he was later executed by the electric chair at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York on the 9th January 1958.

Stanley Gusciora - Known as Gus; O'Keefe's associate and standover man, was one of muscle for the robbery, later fled Boston with O'Keefe after the robbery and was also arrested with O'Keefe at Towanda, was extradited from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts for trial, died of a brain tumor and acute cerebral edema after a fall while under medical care while awaiting trial on the afternoon of the 9th July 1956.

Henry Baker - Armed robber, was on parole from prison from the Norfolk Prison Colony in Norfolk, Massachusetts, was the locksmith for the robbery and had provided keys for robbery, convicted of armed robbery in 1956, died at the Norfolk Prison Hospital in February 1961.

Vincent Costa - Pino's brother in law, was the lookout and getaway driver who drove the second vehicle, a Ford sedan that was also stolen.

John Maffie - Known as Adolph and Jazz; Richardson's associate and bookmaker, was one of the muscleman in the robbery, later convicted of tax invasion in 1952, was later convicted of armed robbery in 1956 and sentenced to life imprisonment, released from prison on the 22nd December 1969 and became a car salesman, died of illness in Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston on the 25th September 1988.

Thomas Richardson - Known as Sandy; Armed robber and longshoreman,

Michael Geagan - Known as Vinnie; Armed robber and labourer, was released from prison on parole in 1943 after serving eight years imprisonment for armed robbery and assault, was one of the musclemen for the robbery.

James Faherty - Richardson's associate and armed robber, had convictions for armed robbery and had been involved in several armed robberies with Richardson years prior the Brinks Robbery.

Joseph Banfield - Known as Barney; Burglar and alarm expert, was one of the getaway drivers who drove the stolen Ford truck, died of natural causes due to alcoholism on the 28th January 1955.

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