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Rough Cut (1980)

Two sophisticated jewel thieves join forces to steal $30 million in uncut jewels. Despite a continuous exchange of quips they eventually become romantically involved.

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, (uncredited)

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(as Francis Burns), (novel)
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Nigel Lawton
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Ernst Mueller
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Ferguson
Susan Littler ...
Sheila
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Insp. Vanderveld
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Mrs. Willis
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De Gooyer
Andrew Ray ...
Pilbrow
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Douglas Wilmer ...
Maxwell Levy
Geoffrey Russell ...
Tobin
Ronald Hines ...
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Two sophisticated jewel thieves join forces to steal $30 million in uncut jewels. Despite a continuous exchange of quips they eventually become romantically involved.

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They're all gems. But who's the fake? See more »


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PG | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

20 June 1980 (USA)  »

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Roughcut  »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cary Grant was Burt Reynolds' idol and this picture gave him the opportunity to play a Grant-type role; at one point early in the film Reynolds' character Jack Rhodes even impersonated Grant. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sheila: Oh Jack, let's dance, shall we dance? And let's have some more champagne.
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Connections

Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) See more »

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Sophisticated Lady
(uncredited)
Written by Duke Ellington, Irving Mills and Mitchell Parish
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Ordinary, passable caper movie.
25 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

Very ordinary indeed. There is almost nothing to separate this film from dozens of similar capers. There are bits of sophisticated dialogue and phlegmatic humor, but most of the time the film comes off as a poor imitation of its superior predecessors (Hitchcock's "To Catch A Thief" comes to mind). Unfortunately, director Don Siegel is not in top form and the film often feels too low-key and lacks energy. But Reynolds's charm is at its zenith here, and his pretty good byplay with David Niven provides some funny moments.


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