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      Take the Money and Run

      PG Released Aug 18, 1969 1 hr. 25 min. Comedy Drama List
      91% 23 Reviews Tomatometer 80% 10,000+ Ratings Audience Score Virgil Starkwell (Woody Allen) is intent on becoming a notorious bank robber. Unfortunately for Virgil and his not-so-budding career, he is completely incompetent. Presented in mockumentary format, the film features interviews with those who know Virgil best, including his wife, Louise (Janet Margolin). Following him from his crime-obsessed youth to his law-breaking antics, the movie eventually depicts both Virgil's jail time and his prison break, with plenty of slapstick silliness throughout. Read More Read Less

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      SICKS6SIX S this film gets 100% from me as im an Allen fan, who isn't, but he is my opinion one of the greatest comedians ever, his dead-pan flat comedy looks so natural it seems effortless, and possibly is for Allen, as for this film its done in a docu-fly-on-the-wall style that just works great, some of the parody is so true to fact for many incompetent criminals who should probably be playing in a philomonic orchestra instead of robbing banks, made in 1969 its is at least 30 years ahead of its time, its is so 1999+ its hard to believe when it was made. a great film for all the family, it will work for everyone in many ways on many levels,, just looking at Allen makes me laugh and when he speaks its to much, one of the very comedians who can make me laugh, Allen and this film are worth watching any time, Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/20/24 Full Review Valquria G Muito bom 👏🏼👏🏼🥰 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/25/23 Full Review Thomas F I have a gub? That says, "I have a gun." No that's definitely "a gub." What is a gub?... Only writers with hypercritical handwriting teachers from several generations ago would find that HILARIOUS. And that's why this movie is gold!... and he played a sedentary instrument in a marching band. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/23/22 Full Review Audience Member Dated now, still funny bits. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review william d I re-watched this movie about 50 years after I first saw it in the early 70s. It cracked me up back then and it cracked me up now. Allen would go on to make better movies, but this one is worth watching for some good laughs. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review jaime h hysterical. genius. game changing. brills! if you don't find this funny you are either stupid or born 40 years too late to get it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      David Parkinson Empire Magazine Rosenblum even suggested the use of New Orleans jazz on the soundtrack, which became a staple of future Allen projects. Rated: 3/5 May 10, 2013 Full Review Dave Kehr Chicago Reader Whatever its genesis, Allen's scraggly rhetoric evolved into the dominant comic style of the 70s. May 10, 2013 Full Review Variety Staff Variety A few good laughs in an 85-minute film do not a comedy make. Mar 26, 2009 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins A clear stepping stone for Allen's coming pictures, reusing and readapting concepts and techniques for his looming masterpieces. Rated: 7/10 Jan 2, 2022 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy This is it, the first "official" Woody Allen movie. Rated: 3/4 Sep 22, 2021 Full Review Bernard Drew Gannett News Service I have long thought Woody Allen to be one of the funniest men in the world, and now that his first film, Take the Money and Run, which he has written, directed and in which he stars, is out, the world is going to know it as well. Jul 8, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Virgil Starkwell (Woody Allen) is intent on becoming a notorious bank robber. Unfortunately for Virgil and his not-so-budding career, he is completely incompetent. Presented in mockumentary format, the film features interviews with those who know Virgil best, including his wife, Louise (Janet Margolin). Following him from his crime-obsessed youth to his law-breaking antics, the movie eventually depicts both Virgil's jail time and his prison break, with plenty of slapstick silliness throughout.
      Director
      Woody Allen
      Executive Producer
      Sidney Glazier, Edgar J. Scherick
      Screenwriter
      Woody Allen
      Distributor
      Cinerama Releasing Corporation [us]
      Production Co
      American Broadcasting Company (ABC), Jack Rollins and Charles Joffe, Palomar Pictures
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 18, 1969, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      Oct 10, 2017
      Sound Mix
      Mono
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)