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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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(as Francis Burns), (novel)
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Nigel Lawton
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Ernst Mueller
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Ferguson
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Sheila
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Insp. Vanderveld
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Mrs. Willis
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De Gooyer
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Pilbrow
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Maxwell Levy
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Tobin
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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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20 June 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Diamond Cut Diamond  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)
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This movie's revised ending was shot after principal photography had been completed. The different ending was shot by order of producer David Merrick and directed by Robert Ellis Miller, not the film's director Don Siegel. 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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On the Sunny Side of the Street
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Written by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields
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" Some criminals are so good, if you can't beat them . . join them "
30 July 2010 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

In his long lists of wonderful movies, Mr. David Niven has given audiences some real gems, this is among those which did not market very well, but has become a notable jewel. Niven plays an English Inspector who has tallied a great number of criminals. One however has continued to elude him for twenty years. Mr Jack Rhodes (Burt Reynolds) is the one Jewel thief he hopes to arrest before he is forced into retirement. To do that he extorts the services of Gillian Bromley (Lesley-Anne Down) another jewel thief. Her task is to lure Rhodes into a heist with a snare. The movie, Directed by Don Siegel, has many copy-cats such as 'jack of Diamonds' 'Entrapment' and 'Thomas Crown Affair.' In each is danger, interest and romance, but with this version, comedy become the additional element. Reynolds and Niven work well together and in doing so carry this film well. With good character actors like Patrick Magee and Timothy West, the story written by Larry Gelbart (MASH) fits well for all fans. As a result Reynolds and Niven create amusing fanfare for everybody. ****


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