Rough Cut (1980 film)

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Rough Cut
Rough Cut Poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Don Siegel
Produced by David Merrick
Screenplay by Larry Gelbart
Based on Touch the Lion's Paw 
by Derek Lambert
Music by Nelson Riddle
Cinematography Freddie Young
Edited by
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • June 19, 1980 (1980-06-19)
Running time
112 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Rough Cut is a 1980 American heist film directed by Don Siegel.[1] The screenplay was written by Larry Gelbart,[1] based upon the novel "Touch the Lion's Paw" (1975) by Derek Lambert.[1]


Jewel thief Jack Rhodes, a.k.a. "Jack of Diamonds," is masterminding a heist of $30 million worth of uncut gems. He also has his eye on lovely Gillian Bromley, who becomes a part of the gang he is forming to pull off the daring robbery. Chief Inspector Cyril Willis from Scotland Yard, however, is blackmailing Gillian, threatening her with prosecution on another theft if she doesn't cooperate in helping him bag the elusive Rhodes, the last jewel in his crown before the Chief Inspector formally retires from duty.



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