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Old 01-02-2017, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by md2000 View Post
Yes, that was a rare dose of reality - it's not as if, even back in the dark ages of 1965, that someone could take a stolen cargo consisting of truckloads of gold, safely make it to the Canadian border, and then be home free. Unless he then buried it in the snow...

However, it did include Pussy Galore and Plenty O'Toole.
Plenty O'Toole was in Diamonds are Forever, which incidentally reminds me of another adaptation-improvement. In Charles Templeton's 1975 novel The Kidnapping of the President, the hostage-takers demand a ransom of, as I recall, 12.5 tons of gold. In the 1980 film adaptation, this is modified to the equivalent in diamonds, which has the advantage of being far more portable, though probably not nearly as negotiable.