Tonight, I caught the last 15 minutes of one of my favorite 70s films, The Hot Rock, with George Segal and Robert Redford. It's a funny little caper film about an inept group of thieves trying to pull one big score in New York City. It also stars Zero Mostel and Paul Sand and was directed by Peter Yates (Bullit). It's such a fun movie, and the "Afghanistan banana-stand" comes from the codeword used to get a hypnotized bank clerk to do as he's told. Anyway, if you've never seen this little "gem" (yeah, lameass pun intended) seek it out. It's great, and one of Redford's best films in this era,which includes Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, Three Days of the Condor and All the President's Men, to name just a few. He's sadly overlooked as an actor at times and just regarded as a pretty boy movie star, especially during this time period.