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The Diamond Trap (1988)

Two New York police detectives (Howard Hesseman, Ed Marinaro) recruit a gallery worker (Brooke Shields) to help them head off a jewel heist.

Director:

Don Taylor

Writers:

John Minahan (novel), David E. Peckinpah (teleplay) (as David Peckinpah)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Howard Hesseman ... Det. Rollings
Brooke Shields ... Tara Holden
Darren McGavin ... Chief Walter Vadney
Dick O'Neill ... Lt. Barnett
Tony Steedman ... Chief Supt. Kellogg
Nicholas Pryor ... Mr. Exeter
Twiggy ... Det. Sgt. Charlie Lawson
Ed Marinaro ... Det. Brendan Thomas
Howard George Howard George ... Jerry Donohoe
Wensley Pithey Wensley Pithey ... Basil
H.M. Wynant ... Idrissi
Lou Cutell ... Rosencrantz
Todd Eric Andrews Todd Eric Andrews ... Male Hooker
Gary Pagett Gary Pagett ... Sheriff
Llewellyn Rees Llewellyn Rees ... Butler
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The Diamond Trap is the story of a New York City cop (Detective Rollings) and his partner (Brendan). Detective Rollings, a cop on the verge of retirement and in the waiting for a big case, finds himself involved in a cleverly planned heist of $12.5 million in jewels, after he and Brendan apprehend a male hooker attempting to sell stolen goods to a jewelry store owner (Rosencrantz). In a effort to save himself, the male hooker is forced to tell the two cops about the planned robbery of diamonds at the Heritage Gallery. Investigating this story, the two cops are led to a beautiful young woman (Tara Holden) who works at the gallery, and she begins to show signs of nervousness when being questioned about the planned heist, thus convincing Detective Rollings that she is involved in the crime. Consequently, Tara Holden gives herself up, and has no choice but to help the two cops catch the thieves. But their hot leads turn into dead ends through the double deceptions of their beautiful ... Written by Anonymous

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The Setup. The Rip-off. The Showdown...It was the perfect crime.

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Certificate:

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This was Don Taylor's final work as a director before his death on December 29, 1998 at the age of 78. See more »

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BOOOOOOORRRRRING!!
29 August 2003 | by thebrewmeisterphelpsSee all my reviews

Very boring detective movie. Couldn't they at least agree as to what era they were in? Howard Hesseman is weak and embarrassing. He almost makes Brooke Shields seem good. No, nothing could do that. She was completely unredeemable.

Originally, made for tv, but eventually released as film. My guess is that no network would have it. Most likely went straight to video, which is just a waste of good videotape.

The worst is that it's not bad enough to funny. Just boring tv detective shlock. I recommend the movie ROTOR one hundred times over this borefest.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Armadilha do Diamante See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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