6.0/10
711
17 user 8 critic

Silver Bears (1977)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 3 June 1977 (UK)
Financial wizard "Doc" Fletcher (Sir Michael Caine) is sent by crime boss Joe Fiore (Martin Balsam) to buy a bank in Switzerland in order to more easily launder their profits. When he ... See full summary »

Director:

Ivan Passer

Writers:

Paul Erdman (novel), Peter Stone
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A British Agent's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Michael Caine, Donald Pleasence, Delphine Seyrig
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A black anti-Apartheid activist and a British engineer are forced to run from South African Secret Police.

Director: Ralph Nelson
Stars: Sidney Poitier, Michael Caine, Nicol Williamson
Jekyll & Hyde (TV Movie 1990)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director: David Wickes
Stars: Michael Caine, Cheryl Ladd, Joss Ackland
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When a leak of information in the African Section of British Intelligence is discovered, security man Daintry is brought in to investigate.

Director: Otto Preminger
Stars: Richard Attenborough, Nicol Williamson, Derek Jacobi
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Independent diamond broker and his girlfriend attempt a heist at a major Diamond Exchange house in London.

Director: Aram Avakian
Stars: Candice Bergen, Charles Grodin, James Mason
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A bank robber fleeing on foot shoves a bag full of money into a mailbox in downtown L.A. Only he doesn't realize that there are two onlookers who are very interested in the bag's content.

Director: Paul Wendkos
Stars: Bo Svenson, Cybill Shepherd, Mel Scott
Deadfall (1968)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Cat burglar Henry Clarke and his accomplices, the Moreaus, attempt to steal diamonds from the château of millionaire Salinas. However, Henry's partners in crime aren't the most emotionally stable people.

Director: Bryan Forbes
Stars: Michael Caine, Giovanna Ralli, Vladek Sheybal
Night School (1981)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Who's been decapitating the innocent girls at a local night school? The police are baffled.

Director: Ken Hughes
Stars: Leonard Mann, Rachel Ward, Drew Snyder
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A Navy Captain uses his experimental Snark to reach a nuclear submarine stuck on an ocean ledge.

Director: David Greene
Stars: Charlton Heston, David Carradine, Stacy Keach
Bear Island (1979)
Action | Adventure | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

On the remote Norwegian Bear Island, used as a submarine base by the Germans during World War II, U.N. scientist Larsen sends a distress signal using an emergency N.A.T.O. frequency, and is received by scientific vessel Morning Rose.

Director: Don Sharp
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Widmark
Rough Cut (1980)
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Two sophisticated jewel thieves join forces to steal $30 million in uncut jewels. Despite a continuous exchange of quips they eventually become romantically involved.

Directors: Don Siegel, Peter R. Hunt, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Lesley-Anne Down, David Niven
Audrey Rose (1977)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A stranger attempts to convince a happily married couple that their daughter is actually his daughter reincarnated.

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Marsha Mason, John Beck
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Caine ... Doc Fletcher
Cybill Shepherd ... Debbie Luckman
Louis Jourdan ... Prince Gianfranco di Siracusa
Stéphane Audran ... Shireen Firdausi
David Warner ... Agha Firdausi
Tom Smothers ... Donald Luckman
Martin Balsam ... Joe Fiore
Jay Leno ... Albert Fiore
Tony Mascia ... Marvin Skinner
Charles Gray ... Charles Cook
Joss Ackland ... Henry Foreman
Jeremy Clyde Jeremy Clyde ... Nick Topping
Moustache ... Signore Bendetti
Mike Falco Mike Falco ... Boston
Philip Mascellino Philip Mascellino ... St. Louis
Edit

Storyline

Financial wizard "Doc" Fletcher (Sir Michael Caine) is sent by crime boss Joe Fiore (Martin Balsam) to buy a bank in Switzerland in order to more easily launder their profits. When he arrives, Fletcher finds that the bank, acquired by his associate Prince di Siracusa (Louis Jourdan), consists of some shabby offices above a restaurant. To make up for this, the Prince suggests that Fletcher invests in a silver mine owned by Shireen and Agha Firdausi (Stéphane Audran and David Warner). This solves one problem, but the mine also attracts the attention of some of the most powerful people in the silver business. Fletcher must pull out all of his wheeler-dealing skills in order to keep hold of everything for which he's worked, in the process romancing a banker's discontented wife (Cybill Shepherd). Written by marktreut

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They were after silver and they struck gold.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1977 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Fool's Gold See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

EMI Films, Raleigh Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Charles Gray portrayed a character who had the same first name as his own. See more »

Goofs

When Luckman (Tom Smothers) offers to buy the bank his hands alternate, between shots, from being in his pockets, to hanging loose by his sides. See more »

Crazy Credits

The final credits play over a scene of Donald Luckman writing his story of the events whilst in gaol. See more »


Soundtracks

Raffaella
(uncredited)
Music by Franco Pisano
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not Bad Caper Movie
3 April 2004 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

I haven't seen this movie in ages but I remember liking it a great deal. The plot is one of those twisty turny types thats no where near as clever as it think it is. The film is a mindless time killer but not in a bad way.

The real curiosity is the fact that it stars Jay Leno in what is actually the third largest part in the film. Leno is good in his role, certainly much better than you'd expect from one of the current kings of late night TV. Certainly had this film been made now Leno would be billed near the top instead of eighth or ninth in the cast list. If you're dying to be able to one up your friends in useless trivia and to be able to see a film that they probably haven;t seen, but might want to for the curiosity factor, give it a shot.


4 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 17 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed