The Hot Rock

Film, Comedy
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Donald E Westlake, who also writes under the name of Richard Stark, has quietly been providing material for some of the better American thrillers for some years. Point Blank, The Split and The Outfit, all with similar plots and themes, were adaptations from Stark novels. Like Cops and Robbers, The Hot Rock is by Westlake. Both of them touch on the themes of teamwork and capitalism, crime being just another form of free enterprise. Redford and Segal are both good, parodying their normal images, as the thieves who steal the Sahara Stone from the Brooklyn Museum and spend the rest of the film chasing after it. Like Cops and Robbers it's a lightweight film, but enjoyable nonetheless. CPea.

By: CPea

Release details

Duration: 105 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Peter Yates
Screenwriter: William Goldman
Cast: Robert Redford
George Segal
Zero Mostel
Ron Leibman
Paul Sand
Moses Gunn
William Redfield
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