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The Hot Rock
Directed by:
Peter Yates

Released in the USA on January 26 of 1972, "The Hot Rock" (also known as "Pietra che scotta, La", "How to Steal a Diamond", "Vier schräge Vögel") is an Action/Comedy/Crime film directed by Peter Yates . Robert Redford and George Segal are starring, alongside Ron Leibman, Paul Sand, Moses Gunn and William Redfield.

They're out to steal the hottest diamond in town with the funniest schemes in history !

Who directed "The Hot Rock":

The Hot Rock was directed by Peter Yates, an English director, producer, actor, and writer.

Before directing The Hot Rock, Peter Yates had directed Murphy's War, released in 1971, John and Mary (1969), Bullitt (1968), Robbery (1967), One Way Pendulum (1964), and Summer Holiday (1963). Since, he directed The Friends of Eddie Coyle, released in 1973, For Pete's Sake (1974), Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976), The Deep (1977), Breaking Away (1979), and Eyewitness (1981).

What was the release date of "The Hot Rock":

The Hot Rock was initially released on Wednesday, January 26, 1972, in the United States.. This was forty-seven (47) years ago.

It has been released on Thursday, April 27, 1972 in Germany.

What is the casting of "The Hot Rock":

At the casting of The Hot Rock we find Robert Redford, previously seen in Downhill Racer (1969) and Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969); George Segal (Born to Win (1971), Where's Poppa? (1970)); Ron Leibman (Where's Poppa? (1970)) [ more... ]

  • George Segal and Ron Leibman can also be seen in Where's Poppa?, released in 1970.
  • Harry Bellaver and Seth Allen also appeared together in Madigan, released in 1968.
  • Robert Weil and Lee Wallace can both be seen in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, released in 1974.

What is the Storyline of "The Hot Rock":

After Dortmunder (Redford) is released from his latest stint in prison, he is approached by his brother-in-law, Andy Kelp (Segal), about another job. Dr. Amusa (Gunn) seeks a valuable gem in the Brooklyn Museum that is of great significance to his people in his country in Africa, stolen during colonial times and then re-stolen by various African nations on multiple occasions since.

Dortmunder and Kelp are joined by driver Stan Murch (Leibman) and explosives expert Allan Greenberg (Sand) and concoct [...]

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