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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.

Directors:

Don Siegel, Peter R. Hunt (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Larry Gelbart (as Francis Burns), Derek Lambert (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... Jack Rhodes
Lesley-Anne Down ... Gillian Bromley
David Niven ... Chief Insp. Cyril Willis
Timothy West ... Nigel Lawton
Patrick Magee ... Ernst Mueller
Al Matthews ... Ferguson
Susan Littler Susan Littler ... Sheila
Joss Ackland ... Insp. Vanderveld
Isabel Dean ... Mrs. Willis
Wolf Kahler ... De Gooyer
Andrew Ray Andrew Ray ... Pilbrow
Julian Holloway ... Ronnie Taylor
Douglas Wilmer ... Maxwell Levy
Geoffrey Russell Geoffrey Russell ... Tobin
Ronald Hines Ronald Hines ... Capt. Small
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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 »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Diamond Cut Diamond See more »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The main US poster has the headline, "David Merrick presents a Siegel film", referring to director Don Siegel whose trademark in his movies was to call them a Siegel film rather than "a film by . . . " 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 »

Soundtracks

Prelude to a Kiss
(uncredited)
Written by Duke Ellington, Irving Gordon and Irving Mills
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Ordinary, passable caper movie.
25 April 2000 | by gridoonSee 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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