Diamonds (1974)

Genres - Action, Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Caper  |   Release Date - Oct 22, 1975 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 106 min.  |   Countries - Israel, USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Menahem Golan directed this low wattage heist movie enlivened by Robert Shaw in a dual role as twin brothers. Shaw plays a jaded British aristocrat who decides to become a jewel thief in order to get back at his brother (also played by Shaw), a security expert who has constructed an impregnable vault in Israel where a cache of diamonds are stashed. The tired plot concerns the intricate preparations for the diamond theft and the time-consuming task of cracking the safe. Shaw organizes a gang consisting of Richard Roundtree and Barbara Hershey. Shelley Winters is also on hand as an American widow who tries to seduce Shaw.

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criminal, con/scam, entrepreneur, ex-convict, family, jewel-robbery, mistaken-identity, opal, robbery, security-expert, twins