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The Great Ice Rip-Off (1974)

A retired cop goes up against a slick jewel thief and his gang, who have pulled a diamond heist and are trying to smuggle the diamonds cross-country.

Director:

Dan Curtis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee J. Cobb ... Willy Calso
Gig Young ... Harkey Rollins
Matt Clark ... Georgie
Robert Walden ... Checker
Geoffrey Lewis ... Archie
Grayson Hall ... Helen Calso
Jerry August Jerry August ... Thompson
Allan Byrne Allan Byrne ... Cop with Pickpocket (as Allan Byrns)
Orin Cannon Orin Cannon ... Boat Proprietor
Edgar Daniels Edgar Daniels ... Bus Offical (as Edgar Danniels)
Jason Dunn Jason Dunn ... Peterson
Hank Garrett ... Sam
Al Hansen ... Highway Officer
John Hart ... Klein Salesman
Basil Hoffman ... Richards
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A retired cop goes up against a slick jewel thief and his gang, who have pulled a diamond heist and are trying to smuggle the diamonds cross-country.

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Comedy | Crime

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Diamantenquartett See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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"Ice Ice Booby!"
5 May 1999 | by dvoxSee all my reviews

Ridiculous, rhinestone, detectives vs. diamond thieves made-for- tv mayhem that rips off the viewer. Even the usually palpable directing of the innovative Dan Curtis ("Dark Shadows") cannot rescue this dry-ice, frozen tv-dinner turkey! An early scene wherein a crook kayos a cop, steals his uniform, leaves him tied to a toilet, then releases a tear-gas/smoke bomb for diversion, should be sufficient warning that this deep-freeze dud itself is a COMPLETE BOMB! Maybe if they'd waited twenty years they could have hired Ice Cube and Ice Tea for the lead roles! (and Vanilla Ice could have sung the theme song "Ice Ice Booby!")


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