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Director: Peter Yates
Language: English

Director Peter Yates’ 1967 heist flick, “Robbery,” appears on DVD this week and it’s well worth a look. Set in 1963, it’s a hard-edged account of the so-called Great Train Robbery in which a 15-man South London gang rousted a Royal Mail train and netted 2.6 million quid (well over 40 million in today’s sterling). Stanley Baker (“Zulu”) stars as the gang’s leader, and former race car driver Yates delivers one of cinema’s classic car chases.

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