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TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN

USA, 1969 (MIFF 2012, New Hollywood Comedy)

Director: Woody Allen

TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN

“I have a gub.”

Virgil Starkwell is a failed petty criminal. From his early attempts to rob a gumball machine and getting his fist wedged in the slot, to flubbing a bank robbery thanks to poor penmanship, this career klutz just can't catch a break.

Woody Allen made his directorial debut with this crime mockumentary that helped establish him as one of America's comedy heavyweights. Take the Money and Run earned Allen two Golden Laurel nominations, for Male Comedy Performance and Male New Face, and a Writers Guild of America Award nomination for Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen (with Mickey Rose). This is what fans are talking about when they reference the comic mastery of his earlier films - goofy, eccentric and very clever.

“Any formal Woody Allen education must begin with 1969's Take the Money and Run.” - AV Club

Rated PG

D Woody Allen P Charles H. Joffe, Jack Rollins S Woody Allen, Mickey Rose WS Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures TD 35mm/1969

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