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Jewel Heist

This is a movie from around the 80s or 90s set in england and revolves around a group of theives robbing a diamond vault they have an inside guy who is dying from something like cancer who hides in the vault after closing where upon the gang use 3 or 4 cockroaches each of which is colour coded and has a string attached they feed them in from vent pipes on the roof and when one arrives into the vault vent he radios telling them the colour and then they feed a rubber hose down that pipe using the string and ingeniously suck up thousands of diamonds into a wagon which has a big vacuum pump in it on the road outside the vault obviously the following day they open the vault finding the inside man and no diamonds but he's dying so doesn't care i can't remember any actors or anything else from the film so hopefully someone will recognise it from that description
asked May 16, 2019 in Name That Movie by giddykippa (521 points)

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answered May 16, 2019 by JanosProhaska (1,490 points)
selected May 16, 2019 by giddykippa
yes that's the one cheers janos