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Diamonds (1975 film)

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Diamonds (1975 film)

The theatrical poster.
Directed by Menahem Golan
Arik Dichner
Produced by Yoram Globus
Menahem Golan
Written by Menahem Golan
David Paulsen
Starring Robert Shaw
Richard Roundtree
Barbara Hershey
Shelley Winters
Music by Roy Budd
Cinematography Adam Greenberg
Edited by Dov Hoenig
Distributed by AVCO Embassy Pictures
Anchor Bay Entertainment
Release dates
October 22, 1975 (U.S.)
Running time
120 minutes
Country Israel
United States
Language English

Diamonds is a 1975 Israeli-American heist film. Robert Shaw stars in a dual role as twin brothers. Richard Roundtree, Barbara Hershey and Shelley Winters are co-stars. The film was also released as Diamond Shaft, although it has no relation to the Shaft films other than having Roundtree in the cast.


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Charles Hodgson is a British aristocrat who decides to become a thief as a way of getting at his twin brother, Earl, a security expert who has built a supposedly impregnable vault in Tel Aviv, which holds a cache of diamonds. For the caper, Charles enlists Archie, a heist expert, and Sally. He also becomes acquainted with an American woman, Zelda Shapiro, who is in Israel looking for a new husband.


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