Saturday, November 12, 2011

Bellman and True (1987)

Synopsis: Boozy brainiac burgles bank, busts brigands, babysits boy.

Blurb From the VHS Jacket: “When gangland thugs kidnap his beloved stepson, an alcoholic British computer genius (Bernard Hill) is forced to aid the criminals in a dangerous and complex bank heist”

What Did I Learn?: Even hardened bank robbers enjoy singing “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.”

You Might Like This Movie If: You love British bank robberies.

Really?: 1) waving your arms like an idiot near an airport runway probably won’t prompt an ascending plane to pick you up. 2) One of the bank robbers is crushed in an elevator shaft, screams bloody murder, and the guards don’t seem to notice.

Rating: Bellman and True is a slow-moving, but enjoyable little low-budget British heist drama. 7/10 stars.

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