What is that 60s/70s heist movie?
September 4, 2012 7:09 PM Subscribe
What's that movie? Heist film where a sharpshooter fires a metal pellet into a lock from a distance.
posted by tomble to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I saw a heist film years ago that was probably made in the 60s or 70s.
In one part of the film, the robbers need to overcome a lock that is on the far side of a reinforced gate. They figure out that they could trigger the lock by firing a pellet of soft metal into it, the metal would fill the spaces where the key would fit and the lock would open.
They hire a sharpshooter to do the job. They make him set up the rifle and custom bullet on a tripod, possibly with a scope. At the crucial moment, he becomes disgusted with the insult to his skill that the tripod is. In a tense moment - they only get one chance - he takes the rifle off the tripod, shoulders it, and makes a perfect shot.