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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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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 having the time of their lives, committing the crime of a lifetime. See more »


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20 June 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Diamond Cut Diamond  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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The ending for this film was a bone of contention during production. Three endings were filmed by director Don Siegel. A fourth was shot during re-shoots, directed by Robert Ellis Miller. Ironically, Burt Reynolds had recently starred in and directed a movie called The End (1978). See more »

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[first lines]
Sheila: Oh Jack, let's dance, shall we dance? And let's have some more champagne.
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Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) See more »

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Satin Doll
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Written by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn and Johnny Mercer
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Charming romantic caper movie; awesome leads
27 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

Rough Cut is delicious froth, a shiny bauble of wonderfully made costume jewelry - not the real thing, but so much fun you don't care how silly and artificial it is. Burt Reynolds and the overpoweringly gorgeous Lesley-Anne Down are so perfect in the lead roles that you forgive this movie its many flaws.

This is, essentially, a fairy tale. You know everything will go right, it's just a question of how. It's like the great early 1990s British show Lovejoy - filmed in a beautiful England of pastels and greenery, of charming U characters and not-all-that-menacing bad guys.

It's just a very enjoyable, very romantic caper movie with two terrific stars and a fine supporting cast, filmed in splendid colors. Everything doesn't have to be Some Like It Hot.


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