The Hot Rock
Director: Peter Yates Run Time: 101 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1972
Starring: George Segal, Moses Gunn, Paul Sand, Robert Redford, Ron Leibman, Zero Mostel
It’s a William Goldman screenplay based on a novel by Donald E. Westlake (Point Blank, The Grifters) so you know it’s going to be good. 1970’s golden boy Robert Redford stars as the improbably named ex-con John Dortmunder who, on the ride home from his latest stint Upstate, finds himself wrapped up in a new heist concocted by his brother-in-law (Segal). The plan is to steal a priceless gem from the Brooklyn Museum, but it all goes awry, and the pair are forced to plot two subsequent heists and a prisonbreak to get their prize. Brattle debut!