Take the Money and Run

Take the Money and Run

DVD - 1999
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Satire of crime movies. Comedy relates the story of Virgil Starkwell, a compulsive thief who can't manage to pull a caper without things going awry.
Publisher: Troy, MI : Anchor Bay Entertainment, 1999, c1969.
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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mswrite
Feb 25, 2016

Such a funny film with many memorably silly moments, one of the best being the hilariously abortive bank robbery scene where the hapless Virgil is surrounded by more and more bank employees arguing with one another over his hold-up note's terrible penmanship.
Bank Teller (Frowning at a piece of paper): 'I have a gub...'
Virgil (Whispering): No, no that's 'gun.'
Bank Teller (Showing the note to another another employee): What does that look like to you?
Second Teller (Reading): 'I have a gun.'
Virgil: See?
Second Teller (Reading): '...Please abt naturally.' What is 'abt?'
Virgil: No, no that's 'act.' (Pointing to the note) 'Please put fifty thousand dollars into this bag and act naturally.'
Second Teller: Oh, it couldn't be! That's a plain 'b'!

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Feb 16, 2014

Though far from being what I would call one of Woody Allen's best comedies, Take The Money And Run, in and of itself, certainly contained its fair share of really marvellous moments, both in its hilarious, rapid-fire one-liners, as well as its priceless, well-timed sight gags that more than just tickled this delighted viewer's funny-bone._____ Here in his first outing as writer, star and director, Woody Allen plays (as only Woody Allen could possibly play) Virgil Starkwell, a completely hopeless criminal-failure from New Jersey._____ Through candid interviews from those who knew him well, we learn the real story of Virgil's pitiful criminal past before he is finally captured by the FBI (after countless botched jail breaks) and sent up for an 800-year term in prison._____ From blackmail, to murder plots, to life on a chain-gang, to committing just about every petty crime in the book, Take The Money and Run, which clearly showcases Woody Allen's signature atheist/pinko viewpoint, is a 1960's farce that is certainly well-worth a view.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Feb 16, 2014

"I couldn't believe that this idiot was a criminal!"

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