Hold-Up (1985)

Genres - Comedy, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Caper, Comedy Thriller, Crime Comedy  |   Run Time - 112 min.  |   Countries - Canada, France  |  
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This French/Canadian "caper" comedy stars Jean-Paul Belmondo as an oh-so-clever bank robber. Disguised as a clown, Belmondo robs a major Montreal bank, taking Guy Marchand and Kim Cattrall as a hostages. We soon learn that both Marchand and Cattral are actually Belmondo's accomplices in his precisely planned holdup. The trick now is for the threesome to get out of Montreal--a feat comparable to Hannibal crossing the Alps. Chock full of surprising plot twists, Hold-Up is based on a novel by Jay Cronley, which also served as the inspiration for the 1990 Bill Murray vehicle Quick Change.

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bank-robbery, criminal, on-the-run, clown, disguise, hostage, scheme