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Sat, May 20

10:50 PM - 12:55 AM


The Great Train Robbery

Show Type: Movie
Language: English
Genre: Action/Adventure,Crime/Mystery

Show description

THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY is a stylish thriller based on his best-selling book about the first robbery to take place aboard a moving train. Set in 1855 England, Edward Pierce (Sean Connery) is a master thief with the ambitious goal of stealing a shipment of gold bars en route to the Crimea. Conspiring with his beautiful mistress, Miriam (Lesley-Anne Down), and England’s greatest locksmith, Agar (Donald Sutherland), Pierce sets out on a quest to copy each of four keys...Read More

Show Details

Release Date
2 February 1979 (USA)
IMDB Rating
Also Known As
The First Great Train Robbery
Sean Connery spent several days running on top of a moving train. The train was supposed to be traveling at 35mph; Connery argued it was going faster. The train driver was counting telegraph poles to measure the speed. A helicopter pilot confirmed Connery’s suspicion - the train was traveling at over 55mph.
Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down, Alan Webb, Malcolm Terris
Michael Crichton
John Foreman
Michael Crichton
Music Director
Jerry Goldsmith

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