The Hot Rock

"How many times does it take to steal the same diamond?"

The Hot Rock is a seminal heist film from 1972. It was written by all-star scribe William Goldman and features a strong cast that included Robert Redford, George Segal and Zero Mostel. It was a tremendous hit at the time of its release, and the editors were nominated for an Academy Award. The film follows a gang of reluctant thieves as they attempt to obtain the titular gem and retain possession of it. The suspense is strong and the sense of humor is omnipresent as everything goes wrong and the thieves are forced to steal and re-steal the gem over and over again.

| 1972 | 1 hr 45 min | 6.8/10
Robert Redford, George Segal, Ron Leibman, Paul Sand
20th Century Fox
Peter Yates
The Hot Rock
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The Hot Rock (1972)|2:56
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