GenreAdventure, Comedy, Crime ScreenplayLarry Gelbart CountryUnited States
Release dateJune 19, 1980 (1980-06-19) Based onTouch the Lions Paw
by Derek Lambert WriterLarry Gelbart, Derek Lambert (novel) DirectorsDon Siegel, Robert Ellis Miller CastBurt Reynolds (Jack Rhodes), Lesley-Anne Down (Gillian Bromley), David Niven (Chief Insp. Cyril Willis), Timothy West (Nigel Lawton), Patrick Magee (Ernst Mueller), Al Matthews (Ferguson) Similar moviesBridesmaids, The Score, The Hot Rock, Cinderella Man, Bang Bang, A Fine Pair
TaglineThey're all gems. But who's the fake?
Rough Cut is a 1980 American heist film written by Larry Gelbart, directed by Don Siegel, and starring Burt Reynolds, Lesley-Anne Down and David Niven. It was based on the novel Touch the Lion's Paw (1975) by Derek Lambert.
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.