The Hot Rock

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The Hot Rock ★★★ How to Steal a Diamond in Four Easy Lessons 1970 (PG)

A motley crew of bumbling thieves conspire to steal a huge, priceless diamond; a witty, gritty comedy that makes no moral excuses for its characters and plays like an early-'70s crime thriller gone awry. Adapted from the novel by Donald E. Westlake. The sequel, 1974's “Bank Shot,” stars George C. Scott in the role created by Redford. 97m/C VHS, DVD . Robert Redford, George Segal, Ron Leibman, Zero Mostel, Moses Gunn, William Redfield, Charlotte Rae, Topo Swope; M: Quincy Jones.