The Hot Rock

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Movie Info

A man and his brother-in-law plan to steal a priceless diamond from the Brooklyn Museum. Helped by an expert getaway man and an explosives wizard, the daring duo steal the gem with a little assistance from bombs, a faked car crash and a little dressing up as uniformed guards and doctors. However, almost as soon as they get their hands on the loot and prepare to transfer it to an African diplomat, they lose it.

Cast & Crew

Paul Sand
Greenberg
Zero Mostel
Abe Greenberg
Moses Gunn
Dr. Amusa
Quincy Jones
Original Music
Edward R. Brown
Cinematographer
Fred W. Berger
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Frank P. Keller
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John Robert Lloyd
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Critic Reviews for The Hot Rock

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (4)

Audience Reviews for The Hot Rock

  • Aug 07, 2013
    Enormously entertaining caper flick where a quartet of thieves don't have just one job, they have to pull off four - a museum, the state prison, a police station, and a bank - and all to get the same diamond! Redford is typical Redford as the cool-as-a-cucumber brains of the group, although he tends to get arrested and needs antacids to offset the nerves he internalizes. George Segal is the optimist and master locksmith, while Ron Leibman and Paul Sand round out the team, and we can't forget Zero Mostel as a crooked lawyer. There's always something amusing going on in William Goldman's script which adds offbeat color to the story, like an old woman who interrupts a gang meeting in the park to feed the birds, or a bum who steals Redford's watch when he's casing a building, or the getaway driver and his mother who listen to speedway recordings of roaring engines for recreation. Plus, there's a breathtaking extended helicopter ride through downtown New York City. If you love caper movies, you've got to see <i>The Hot Rock.</i> <i>"Johnny.....Can't you go straight this time?" "I just don't have it in me."</i>
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  • Sep 05, 2010
    A band of criminals played by some great 70s actors, go out to steal a diamond, with hilarious results. I enjoyed this movie, it's not very different from other movies like that, but it's fun.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • May 20, 2007
    Afghanistan Banana Stand, See this movie! How was this not a hit? Robert Redford + George Segal + Zero Mostel + William Goldman + Peter Yates = a pretty fun movie.
    Ken S Super Reviewer

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