Rough Cut (1980) - Rotten Tomatoes

Rough Cut (1980)





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Movie Info

Notorious international jewel thief Jack Rhodes (Burt Reynolds) is out to steal $30 million in uncut diamonds in this visually opulent, uneven comedy. Chief Inspector Cyril Willis (David Niven) is Rhodes' nemesis. He wants to retire from Scotland Yard but would like to capture Rhodes as a final, dramatic cap to his career. In order to achieve his ambition, he sets up lissome Gillian Bromley (Lesley-Anne Down) as Rhodes' erstwhile partner in crime. The unpredictable happens when Rhodes and Bromley fall for each other, leaving the best-laid plans open to unexpected amendments. Three different directors had a hand in this film though their imprints are remarkably homogenous up to but not including the ending.

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Burt Reynolds
as Jack Rhodes
Lesley-Anne Down
as Gillian Bromley
David Niven
as Chief Inspector Cyril Willis
Timothy West
as Nigel Lawton
Patrick Magee
as Ernst Mueller
Al Matthews
as Ferguson
Joss Ackland
as Inspector Vanderveld
Isabel Dean
as Mrs. Willis
Wolf Kahler
as DeGooyer
Andrew Ray
as Pilbrow
Julian Holloway
as Ronnie Taylor
Douglas Wilmer
as Maxwell Levy
Ronald Hines
as Capt. Small
David Howey
as 1st Officer Palmer
Alan Webb
as Sir Samuel Sacks
Frank Mills
as Passport Clerk
Roland Culver
as Mr. Palmer
Cassandra Harris
as Mrs. Palmer
Sue Lloyd
as Female Guest
Hugh Thomas
as Male Guest
David Eccles
as Mr. Foxworth
Stephen Moore
as Chief Flight Controller
Ron Pember
as Taxi Driver
Cyril Appleton
as Police Driver
John Slavid
as Croupier
Brian Tipping
as Waiter at Pub
Carol Rydall
as Hooker in Window
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Critic Reviews for Rough Cut

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

The key to caper films is to stay one step ahead of the viewer. Each twist should be surprisingly logical. But the twists in Rough Cut come with a map and a tour guide. You know exactly where you're going before you get there.

April 28, 2018 | Full Review…

It's fun, it's slick and it's carefully put together, but it's more of an exercise than an accomplishment.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The movie cannot overcome the tone of a childish comic book. [Full Review in Spanish]

August 20, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Rough Cut

Rough Cut is a Burt Reynolds movie I've never heard of & after watching it I can see why, It was terrible.I think I lost interest in the 1st 20 minutes of this movie & it's weird cause I usually either like Burt's movies or can at least watch them

Brody Manson
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