The Sting

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Johnny Hooker, a small time grifter, unknowingly steals from Doyle Lonnegan, a big time crime boss, when he pulls a standard street con. Lonnegan demands satisfaction for the insult. After his partner, Luther, is killed, Hooker flees, and seeks the help of Henry Gondorff, one of Luther's contacts, who is a master of the long con. Hooker wants to use Gondorff's expertise to take Lonnegan for an enormous sum of money to even the score, since he admits he "doesn't know enough about killing to kill him." They devise a complicated scheme and amass a talented group of other con artists who want their share of the reparations. The stakes are high in this game, and our heroes must not only deal with Lonnegan's murderous tendencies, but also other side players who want a piece of the action. To win, Hooker and Gondorff will need all their skills...and a fair amount of confidence.

Director: George Roy Hill
Writer: David S. Ward
Production: N/A
Genre: comedy, crime, drama
Year: 1973
MetaScore: 83/100
ImdbRating: 8.3
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 25 Dec 1973
Awards: Won 7 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 6 nominations.


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Henry Gondorff - Paul Newman
Johnny Hooker - Robert Redford
Doyle Lonnegan - Robert Shaw
Lt. Wm. Snyder - Charles Durning
J.J. Singleton - Ray Walston
Kid Twist - Harold Gould
Eddie Niles - John Heffernan
F.B.I. Agent Polk - Dana Elcar
Erie Kid - Jack Kehoe
Loretta - Dimitra Arliss
Luther Coleman - Robert Earl Jones
Mottola - James Sloyan
Floyd (Bodyguard) - Charles Dierkop
Bodyguard - Lee Paul
Crystal - Sally Kirkland
Benny Garfield - Avon Long
Combs - Arch Johnson
Granger - Ed Bakey
Riley - John Quade
Train Conductor - Larry D. Mann
Burlesque House Comedian - Leonard Barr
Alva Coleman - Paulene Myers
Black Gloved Gunman - Joe Tornatore
Duke Boudreau - Jack Collins
Curly Jackson - Tom Spratley
Western Union Executive - Ken Sansom
Louise Coleman - Ta-Tanisha
Roulette Dealer (as William Benedict) - William 'Billy' Benedict
Gambler - Jack Berle
Manicurist - Patricia Bratcher
Bill Clayton from Pittsburgh - Robert Brubaker
Poker Player - Peter Paul Eastman
Kid Twist's Wife - Kathleen Freeman
Landlady - Susan French
Gambler - Sig Frohlich
Gambler - Ralph Gambina
Mr. Lombard - Clarke Gordon
Cabbie - Jack Griffin
Pedestrian - Bob Harks
Gambler - George Holmes
Cashier #2 - Sid Kane
Lacey the Bouncer - Bruce Kimball
Gambler - Mike Lally
Bartender - Jim Michael
F.B.I. Agent Chuck - Chuck Morrell
Mr. Jameson from Chicago - Byron Morrow
Secretary - Jessica Rains
Gambler - Edwin Rochelle
Lady in Phone Booth - Pearl Shear
Bank Officer - Arthur Tovey
Gambling Den Boss - Guy Way