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Four would-be thieves attempt to steal the same diamond four times.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid writer William Goldman and star Robert Redford re-teamed for this jaunty, lightly satiric caper comedy from 1972. Redford plays a master thief with his eye on a rare diamond. He assembles a gang of quirky fellow pros (fine character performances by Paul Sand and Ron Leibman, plus George Segal in one of his definitive, neurotic-exasperated roles from the '70s), only to find that stealing the gem is a very elusive and complicated goal. The film, set in Manhattan, was made right around the time that reports of New York City police corruption were reaching critical mass. Goldman's script and Peter Yates's direction take a broad swipe at law-enforcement culture, making it easy to be on the side of Redford's slick antihero. The Hot Rock works best as a series of set-pieces, memorable star turns (Zero Mostel is on board), and edgy exchanges between Segal and Redford. --Tom Keogh
Just like the book with the same title by Donald Westlake, this movie encompasses suspense with humor and sarcasm quite nicely. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Anthony Mitchell
unfortunately the DVD is meant for US or Canada use only, due to the DVD region agreements.
I Cannot play the DVD overhere in Europe. Read more
A guy gets out of prison and is immediately asked to join in a heist of a jewel for an African country. A crew of four is assembled and a plot created. Read morePublished 3 months ago by ellison
Based on a book by Donald Westlake -- one of the few movies I feel is better than the book and that's saying a lot because I like Westlake's stories. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Carol J. Stahl
A friend of mine last saw this movie wayyy back in the mid 70's as a young man and he was amazed that Amazon sold The DVD. I bought it for him and it was a gift. Read morePublished 9 months ago by JFrost
I love this movie. Terrific adaptation of Westlake's novel; a solid Goldman adaptation; and really great acting from everybody! It's a classic film, and well worth watching!Published 10 months ago by Joseph D. Millett
A CLASSIC!!Robert Redford in his prime,a very good watch,with,of course,an excellent performance by Mr George Segal....LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT.Published 10 months ago by Tony Osborne