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Diamonds (1975)

PG | | Crime, Drama | 22 October 1975 (USA)
Richard Roundtree (SHAFT), Robert Shaw (JAWS) and $100 Million of the Hottest Rocks in the World!

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Charles / Earl Hodgson
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Archie
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Sally (as Barbara Seagull)
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Zelda Shapiro
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Mustafa (as Joseph Shiloah)
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Moshe (as Shai K. Ophir)
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Gaby (as Gadi Yageel)
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Zippi (as Jona Elian)
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Salzburg
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Rabinowitz (as Joseph Graber)
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Momo (as Bomba Zur)
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Avram (as Arie Moscona)
Tali Goldberg ...
Policewoman
Arik Dichner ...
Arik
Chen Plotkin ...
Danny Rabinowitz
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Richard Roundtree (SHAFT), Robert Shaw (JAWS) and $100 Million of the Hottest Rocks in the World!

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Crime | Drama

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22 October 1975 (USA)  »

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Diamond Shaft  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Graff Jewellery Store in Knightsbridge, London that was used as Charles Hodgson's place or work was itself robbed of £1.4m worth of jewels on 11 September 1980. The robbers' haul included the Marlborough Diamond, then valued at £400,000. See more »

Goofs

The prison from which Archie is released was, and is, a Young Offenders Institution. No one of Archie's ostensible age would have been confined there. See more »

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Written and Arranged by Roy Budd
Performed by Roy Budd And His Orchestra
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DIAMONDS (Menahem Golan, 1975) **
9 February 2008 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

Elaborate caper movie which, while nothing special, is redeemed by its unusual Israeli setting. Robert Shaw has a dual role as an industrialist and his security device-maker twin (the karate match between the two Shaws constitutes perhaps the film's low-point!). Ex-con and thief Richard Roundtree (often clad in conspicuously outlandish costumes) and lover Barbara Hershey (billed Barbara Seagull) are industrialist Shaw's unwilling accomplices in a diamond robbery – whose security system was devised by none other than his brother (whom he admits to not liking!). Shelley Winters turns up in irrelevant bits as an annoying American tourist; GET CARTER (1971)'s Roy Budd provides the score. Caper movies are among my favorites (maybe, it's because I work in a bank) but this is a very mild addition to that exciting thriller subgenre – chiefly because of an unconvincing plot also involving child kidnapping, a counter robbery from a church to mislead the Israeli police, the gang donning a series of silly disguises and, ultimately, a burglary which remains unfulfilled (again, a fashionable twist in the cynical 1970s but rather ludicrous in this context!).


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