The Great Train Robbery is considered Britain's most famous heist, and with the anniversary just days away (August 8th), Signature Entertainment is announcing the release of their documentary The Great Train Robbery: A Tale Of Two Thieves into theaters in October.
The documentary will feature Gordon Goody, on of the main instigators into the heist as he reveals the identity of the mastermind who provide the thieves the inside information to pull off the heist, Ulsterman.
Fifteen men pulled off "The Great Train Robbery," netting today's equivalent of £45 million. Over 50 years after the heist, one of the robbers, Gordon Goody, has finally agreed to go fully on record and reveal all the unknown facts about that fateful night and his life of crime, including the identity of the "mythical" Ulsterman. The Ulsterman has gone down in British criminal history as the man who walked away and disappeared into the ether with today's equivalent of over £5 million pounds. His identity has been the subject of intense scrutiny by the public and law enforcement alike, but has always remained a fiercely guarded secret. In this film he is identified for the first time.
Directed by Chris Long (Executive Producer of The Mentalist), The Great Train Robbery: A Tale Of Two Thieves gives us exclusive interview access to Gordon Goody, revealing unknown secrets about his criminal past and details about his daring and legendary heists – the BBC and Heathrow Airport Heists to name two. With previously unknown information about The Great Train Robbery and clues to the identity of "The Ulsterman", the film retraces the fascinating investigation to find out the real identity of the inside man with surprising results.