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The Diamond Trap (1988)

The Diamond Trap is the story of a New York City cop (Detective Rollings) and his partner (Brendan). Detective Rollings, a cop on the verge of retirement and in the waiting for a big case, ... See full summary »

Director:

Don Taylor

Writers:

John Minahan (novel), David E. Peckinpah (teleplay) (as David Peckinpah)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Howard Hesseman ... Det. Rollings
Brooke Shields ... Tara Holden
Darren McGavin ... Chief Walter Vadney
Dick O'Neill ... Lt. Barnett
Tony Steedman ... Chief Supt. Kellogg
Nicholas Pryor ... Mr. Exeter
Twiggy ... Det. Sgt. Charlie Lawson
Ed Marinaro ... Det. Brendan Thomas
Howard George Howard George ... Jerry Donohoe
Wensley Pithey Wensley Pithey ... Basil
H.M. Wynant ... Idrissi
Lou Cutell ... Rosencrantz
Todd Eric Andrews Todd Eric Andrews ... Male Hooker
Gary Pagett Gary Pagett ... Sheriff
Llewellyn Rees Llewellyn Rees ... Butler
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The Diamond Trap is the story of a New York City cop (Detective Rollings) and his partner (Brendan). Detective Rollings, a cop on the verge of retirement and in the waiting for a big case, finds himself involved in a cleverly planned heist of $12.5 million in jewels, after he and Brendan apprehend a male hooker attempting to sell stolen goods to a jewelry store owner (Rosencrantz). In a effort to save himself, the male hooker is forced to tell the two cops about the planned robbery of diamonds at the Heritage Gallery. Investigating this story, the two cops are led to a beautiful young woman (Tara Holden) who works at the gallery, and she begins to show signs of nervousness when being questioned about the planned heist, thus convincing Detective Rollings that she is involved in the crime. Consequently, Tara Holden gives herself up, and has no choice but to help the two cops catch the thieves. But their hot leads turn into dead ends through the double deceptions of their beautiful ... Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

The Setup. The Rip-off. The Showdown.

Genres:

Action

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Armadilha do Diamante See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This was Don Taylor's final work as a director before his death on December 29, 1998 at the age of 78. See more »

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Not too bad TV movie
16 November 2002 | by JohnSealSee all my reviews

The Diamond Trap has two things going for it: the presence of the avuncular Howard Hesseman in the lead role and some decent location footage shot in and around London, an unusual luxury for a made-for-TV film. Unfortunately the film is also saddled with a truly wretched performance by Brooke Shields, whose attempts at an English accent are quite bizarre. Nothing special, but if you can overlook Ms. Shields, an acceptable way to kill 90 minutes.


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