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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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Roughcut See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Reportedly, Burt Reynolds' director-friend Hal Needham also had involvement working on this picture. 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

Sophisticated Lady
(uncredited)
Written by Duke Ellington, Irving Mills and Mitchell Parish
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User Reviews

 
Charming romantic caper movie; awesome leads
27 October 2001 | by TomFODWSee 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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