Trailer Tuesday: Robert Redford in ‘The Hot Rock’

Gem-snatchers; George Segal, Paul Sand and Robert Redford
‘The Hot Rock,’ 1972

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.

A young Christopher “SNL/Spinal Tap” Guest joins New York’s finest.
‘The Hot Rock,’ 1972

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

The Hot Rock Wiki, IMDb
The Hot Rock review at Every70sMovie

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