Diamond heist flick, The Hot Rock, released to theaters in January of 1972. This action-dramedy, based on a novel by Donald E. Westlake, was directed by Peter Yates and features a screenplay by William Goldman.
Robert Redford stars as John Dortmunder, recently released from prison, who gets together a “talented” team of burglars and plans to lift a gem from a Brooklyn museum. George Segal, Ron Leibman, Paul Sand, Moses Gunn and Zero Mostel round out the cast.
Make sure and keep an eye out for a shot of the World Trade Center – still under construction – in the trailer below.
The Hot Rock trailer, 1972