Original Australian Daybill Movie Poster Money Movers
Money Movers is a 1978 Australian crime action drama film directed by Bruce Beresford. The film was based on the book Money Movers by Devon Minchin, founder of Metropolitan Security Services. The story deals loosely with two real-life events, the 1970 Sydney Armoured Car Robbery where A$500,000 was stolen from a Mayne Nickless armoured van, and a 1970 incident where A$280,000 was stolen from Metropolitan Security Services' offices by bandits impersonating policemen. Money Movers is "one of the few films of the 1970s that deal with crime and police corruption as an entrenched state of being, and one of the earliest to embrace extremely violent action. Starring in the film was Terence Donovan, Tony Bonner, Ed Devereaux, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Bryan Brown and Alan Cassell. Movie News said Money Movers "delivers an intriguing plot and hair-raising suspense with incredible pace and ferocity.” Commercially it was not so successful because it was ahead of it’s time. The movie has since gained something of a cult following among speedway fans in Australia largely thanks to the footage of the much loved Rowley Park which closed just 13 months after filming was completed.