Cinema: Failed Comedy, Vigorous Suspense

"They got Dobermans to rip your arms off. Some of these places got moats." The speaker is Pat Angelo (Alan King), a Mafioso gone straight. Plump and vested, he wants no part in a major crime planned by ex-Con Duke Anderson (Sean Connery). But Duke is persuasive, the take promises to be in the millions, and what the hell, Pat misses the glorious game of cops and robbers. So he gives the green light and the dirty sport begins, with a Fifth Avenue luxury apartment house as the scene of the heist.

As a caper picture, The Anderson Tapes displays a slick...

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