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The Great Train Robbery (1979)

(aka: The First Great Train Robbery)



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Sean Connery leads a crack team to pull off a complicated heist aboard a moving train. The film is written and directed by Michael Crichton, who based it on his own novel, which in turn was based on a real life incident, the so-called Great Gold Robbery of 1855. Despite being set in Victorian era, it feels like a modern heist flick, with an assortment of cons and stings that would be right at home in a more high-tech world. Watching the master plan come together is every bit as fun as it's supposed to be.