History Film / TheHotRock

26th May '16 4:13:04 PM Mdumas43073
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'''''The Hot Rock''''' is a 1972 comic caper film written by William Goldman and directed by Peter Yates, starring Creator/RobertRedford, George Segal and Moses Gunn. The film was based upon Donald E. Westlake's novel of the same name, which introduced his long-running Literature/{{Dortmunder}} character.

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'''''The ''The Hot Rock''''' Rock'' is a 1972 comic caper film written by William Goldman and directed by Peter Yates, starring Creator/RobertRedford, George Segal and Moses Gunn. The film was based upon Donald E. Westlake's novel of the same name, which introduced his long-running Literature/{{Dortmunder}} character.
26th May '16 4:12:48 PM Mdumas43073
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-> ''"How many times does it take to steal the same diamond?"''
->-- '''Tagline for the movie.'''

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-> ''"How ->''"How many times does it take to steal the same diamond?"''
->-- '''Tagline for the movie.'''
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8th May '16 6:21:54 PM foxley
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* FakeDeathScare

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* FakeDeathScareFakeKillScare: Dortmunder has one of his partners tossed down an elevator shaft in a building under construction because the guy's father had swiped the title diamond from Dortmunder and crew (after ''they'' stole it from a museum). Except that the victim landed on a safety net and, after his dad admits where he hid the diamond, sonny boy's voice comes from the shaft, mockingly scolding him.
8th May '16 6:13:54 PM foxley
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'''''The Hot Rock''''' is a 1972 comic caper film written by William Goldman and directed by Peter Yates, starring Creator/RobertRedford, George Segal and Moses Gunn. The film was based upon Donald E. Westlake's novel of the same name, which introduced his long-running Dortmunder character.

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'''''The Hot Rock''''' is a 1972 comic caper film written by William Goldman and directed by Peter Yates, starring Creator/RobertRedford, George Segal and Moses Gunn. The film was based upon Donald E. Westlake's novel of the same name, which introduced his long-running Dortmunder Literature/{{Dortmunder}} character.



%% * DoubleCaper: Try quadruple caper. (Of what?)

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%% * DoubleCaper: Try quadruple caper. (Of what?)To steal the diamond, they have to break into a museum, a prison, a police station, a bank...



%% * EurekaMoment: "Miasmo!" (To what?)

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%% * EurekaMoment: "Miasmo!" (To what?)Which leads to the idea of using hypnotism to break into the bank.



%% * TheHeist: Again and again and again... (Explain)

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%% * FakeDeathScare
* TheHeist: Again and again and again... (Explain)The crew have to break into a museum, then a prison, then a police station, then a bank.



%% * MacGuffinTitle: The Rock itself is obviously the MacGuffin. (Why is it a MacGuffin?)

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%% * MacGuffinTitle: The Rock itself is obviously the MacGuffin. (Why is it It would make no difference what Dortmunder was hired to steal. It just happens to be a MacGuffin?)diamond in this case.



%% * PlethoraOfMistakes: A textbook example. (Why?)

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%% * PlethoraOfMistakes: A textbook example. (Why?)Things start going wrong with the museum heist when Greenberg gets caught, and everything just escalates from there, as every attempt to fix things just uncovers a new problem.



%% * StuffBlowingUp: Greenberg's speciality. (What does he blow up?)

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%% * StuffBlowingUp: Greenberg's speciality. (What does he blow up?)He starts the heist by blowing a car up outisde the museum.



%% * TriggerPhrase: "Afghanistan banana stand." (for who?)
%% * VillainProtagonist (who?)

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%% * TriggerPhrase: "Afghanistan banana stand." (for who?)
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stand" is the phrase to trigger the posthypnotic suggestion in the bank clerk.
* VillainProtagonist (who?)VillainProtagonist: The movie centres around Dortmunder and his crew of thieves who are hired to steal a diamond.



* WorstAid: Deliberately, in-universe, as a distraction, and lampshaded by the guards.

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* WorstAid: Deliberately, in-universe, as a distraction, and lampshaded {{lampshaded}} by the guards.
9th Mar '16 12:04:43 PM VenomLancerHae
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9th Mar '16 12:03:13 PM VenomLancerHae
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* DoubleCaper: Try quadruple caper.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Murch.

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%% * DoubleCaper: Try quadruple caper.
caper. (Of what?)
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* DrivesLikeCrazy: Murch.Murch. (How?)



* EurekaMoment: "Miasmo!"

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%% * EurekaMoment: "Miasmo!""Miasmo!" (To what?)



* TheHeist: Again and again and again...

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%% * TheHeist: Again and again and again...again... (Explain)



* MacGuffinTitle: The Rock itself is obviously the MacGuffin.

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%% * MacGuffinTitle: The Rock itself is obviously the MacGuffin.MacGuffin. (Why is it a MacGuffin?)



* PlethoraOfMistakes: A textbook example.

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%% * PlethoraOfMistakes: A textbook example.example. (Why?)



* StuffBlowingUp: Greenberg's speciality.

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%% * StuffBlowingUp: Greenberg's speciality.speciality. (What does he blow up?)



* TriggerPhrase: "Afghanistan banana stand."
* VillainProtagonist

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%% * TriggerPhrase: "Afghanistan banana stand."
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* VillainProtagonistVillainProtagonist (who?)



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29th Oct '15 12:03:30 PM flambeau
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--> ''"How many times does it take to steal the same diamond?"''
-->-- '''Tagline for the movie.'''

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--> -> ''"How many times does it take to steal the same diamond?"''
-->-- ->-- '''Tagline for the movie.'''
13th Oct '15 9:05:54 AM flambeau
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* ThinkingOutLoud: Dortmunder spends almost a full minute monologuing to no one in particular about the pros and cons to the museum heist.
--> '''Kelp''': "Dortmunder, I don't know where the hell you are or what the hell you're saying."
13th Oct '15 8:53:00 AM flambeau
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John Dortmunder (Redford) has just been released from his latest stint in prison when he is approached by his brother-in-law, Andy Kelp (Segal), about a prospective job offer: stealing a valuable diamond that is on display in a Brooklyn museum. The stone originated from an African nation, where is was stolen by a rival country during colonial times, and has been re-stolen on multiple occasions since. After a meeting with The Backer, Dr. Amusa (Gunn), who is interested in the stone because of its significance to his people in Africa, Dortmunder reluctantly agrees to the heist, and he and Kelp are joined by driver Stan Murch (Ron Leibman) and explosives expert Allan Greenberg (Paul Sand) to pull off the job. Although the plan (and each subsequent plan) basically works, something always seems to go awry, and the quartet are forced to steal the diamond again and again. HilarityEnsues.

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John Dortmunder (Redford) has just been released from his latest stint in prison when he is approached by his brother-in-law, Andy Kelp (Segal), about a prospective job offer: stealing a valuable diamond that is on display in a Brooklyn museum. The stone originated from an African nation, where is was stolen by a rival country during colonial times, and has been re-stolen on multiple occasions since. After a meeting with The Backer, Dr. Amusa (Gunn), who is interested in the stone because of its significance to his people in Africa, Dortmunder reluctantly agrees to the heist, and he and Kelp are joined by driver Stan Murch (Ron Leibman) and explosives expert Allan Greenberg (Paul Sand) to pull off the job. Although the plan (and each subsequent plan) basically works, something always seems to go awry, and the quartet are crew is forced to steal the diamond again and again. HilarityEnsues.
again.



* CasualDangerDialog: Dortmunder and Kelp discussing Dortmunder's Gastritis while breaking into the prison.



* DareToBeBadass: A minor example with the pep talk Dortmunder gives to Kelp when the latter starts to lose his confidence while picking a lock during the museum heist.
--> '''Dortmunder''': "I get caught tonight, and that's life for me. And in all the world, who did I choose to take that risk with? You. Now why do you think I did that? Because you've got golden hands, Andrew; those hands can open any lock devised by man."
--> '''Kelp''': "You really think I've got golden hands? Maybe they used to be golden, I used to be great--"
--> '''Dortmunder''': "You are great now, and you're gonna be legendary."



* EarnYourHappyEnding: After being foiled multiple times, Dortmunder becomes determined to steal the diamond, no matter how impossible it seems, and despite the mounting frustration and impatience from Amusa. [[spoiler: He successfully steals it in the end, and practically ''skips'' down the street afterwards]].

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: After being foiled multiple times, Dortmunder becomes determined to steal the diamond, no matter how impossible it seems, and despite the mounting frustration and impatience from Amusa.seems. [[spoiler: He successfully steals it in the end, and practically ''skips'' down the street afterwards]].



* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler: Greenberg's father, Abe]]. The gang still would have had to pull off heists number two and three [[spoiler: (breaking Greenberg out of prison and then breaking into the precinct to recover the diamond from his holding cell)]], but the fourth heist would have been unnecessary without his interference.
* StomachOfHolding: As mentioned under EatTheEvidence, Greenburg swallows the diamond before being caught by the guards. During a brief stint in a city jail, it passes through his system and he stows it in his cell (unfortunately, not the same cell that they break him out of, which leads to heist number three).

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* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler: Greenberg's father, Abe]]. The gang crew still would have had to pull off heists number two and three [[spoiler: (breaking Greenberg out of prison and then breaking into the precinct to recover the diamond from his holding cell)]], but the fourth heist would have been unnecessary without his interference.
* StomachOfHolding: As mentioned under EatTheEvidence, Greenburg swallows the diamond before being caught by the guards. During a brief stint in a city jail, it passes through his system and he stows it in his cell (unfortunately, not the same cell that they later break him out of, which leads to heist number three).



* WorstAid: Deliberately, in-universe, as a distraction.

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* WorstAid: Deliberately, in-universe, as a distraction.distraction, and lampshaded by the guards.
12th Oct '15 10:12:58 AM flambeau
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John Dortmunder (Redford) has just been released from his latest stint in prison when he is approached by his brother-in-law, Andy Kelp (Segal), about a prospective job offer: stealing a valuable diamond that is on display in a Brooklyn museum. The stone originated from an African nation, where is was originally stolen by a rival country during colonial times, and has been re-stolen on multiple occasions since. After a meeting with The Backer, Dr. Amusa (Gunn), who is interested in the stone because of its significance to his people in Africa, Dortmunder reluctantly agrees to the heist, and he and Kelp are joined by driver Stan Murch (Ron Leibman) and explosives expert Allan Greenberg (Paul Sand) to pull off the job. Although the plan (and each subsequent plan) basically works, something always seems to go awry, and the quartet are forced to steal the diamond again and again. HilarityEnsues.

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John Dortmunder (Redford) has just been released from his latest stint in prison when he is approached by his brother-in-law, Andy Kelp (Segal), about a prospective job offer: stealing a valuable diamond that is on display in a Brooklyn museum. The stone originated from an African nation, where is was originally stolen by a rival country during colonial times, and has been re-stolen on multiple occasions since. After a meeting with The Backer, Dr. Amusa (Gunn), who is interested in the stone because of its significance to his people in Africa, Dortmunder reluctantly agrees to the heist, and he and Kelp are joined by driver Stan Murch (Ron Leibman) and explosives expert Allan Greenberg (Paul Sand) to pull off the job. Although the plan (and each subsequent plan) basically works, something always seems to go awry, and the quartet are forced to steal the diamond again and again. HilarityEnsues.



* CrimeAfterCrime: "I've heard of the habitual criminal, of course. But I never dreamed I'd become involved with the habitual CRIME."
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* CrimeAfterCrime: Dr. Amusa sums it up best.
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"I've heard of the habitual criminal, of course. But I never dreamed I'd become involved with the habitual CRIME."
* DoubleCaperDoubleCaper: Try quadruple caper.



* EarnYourHappyEnding: After being foiled multiple times, Dortmunder becomes determined to steal the diamond, no matter how impossible it seems, and despite the mounting frustration and impatience from Amusa. [[spoiler: He successfully steals it in the end]].

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: After being foiled multiple times, Dortmunder becomes determined to steal the diamond, no matter how impossible it seems, and despite the mounting frustration and impatience from Amusa. [[spoiler: He successfully steals it in the end]].end, and practically ''skips'' down the street afterwards]].



* TheHeist: Times four.

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* TheHeist: Times four.Again and again and again...
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