A film by Peter Yates
Cast: Robert Redford, George Segal, Ron Leibman
Dortmunder (Robert Redford) and his pals plan to steal a huge diamond from a museum. Turns out that they are going to steal a bunch of times, just their luck.
The Hot Rock is a comedy caper film that has funny lovable characters a little bit quirky. The story is simple 4 guys are going to steal a diamond little did they know that the diamond is going to travel from place to place well sort of speak. It is like a Chinese box capers. Dormunter (Robert Redford)has an uneasy stomach. Kelp (George Segal) is the world greatest pick lock, not under pressure. Greenburg (Paul Sand) does not do anything right. Murch (Ron Liebman) can drive anything from a semi to a helicopter, well he learn to pilot an helicopter reading a manual. When you get to know the character you know what to expect. It is a bit predictable but fun to watch. I have not seen this film in 30 years it pop up on cable yesterday. It is like seen a new film. There are some funny parts here and there. Sometimes there are surprises, it is moving like a silent film. The film has this great cast I do love all of them. It did not too too good at the box office I don’t know why but it is fun to watch.