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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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Diamonds Were Forever See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Release Date:

22 October 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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 »

Soundtracks

Diamonds
Written by Jack Fishman and Roy Budd
Performed by Roy Budd And His Orchestra with The Three Degrees
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Adequate 70's Crime Film
22 October 2001 | by (South of England) – See all my reviews

This is certianly not the best of the 70's crime films, and I am not sure I understand the alternative title 'Diamond Shaft' (with Roundtree top billed) as Roundtree's not playing John Shaft and he's not even playing a cop. It's probably just a way of exploiting his past success in the Shaft films. Anyway, this film is difficult to love or hate, I just found it an adequate quirky little 70's crime film. Robert Shaw is quite a dignified charactor and is also a little mysterious (playing his twin aswell). It's a fun film to watch but is not as good as those gritty 70's thrillers such as French Connection, Taking of Pelham 123 etc. I doubt it's worth recommending, but it was interesting to see Roundtree, Shaw and randomly Shelley Winters, all together.


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