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The Hot Rock (1972)



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The Hot Rock is a lot of fun, and it's a bit of a rarity: it plays as a straight, sincere heist caper, but the plot is a pure comedy of errors. Robert Redford leads a fine ensemble -- which includes Zero Mostel in a delightfully slimy role -- and director Peter Yates strikes just the right balance between tension and humor.