The sting

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Four years after setting box offices ablaze in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and director George Roy Hill re-teamed with similar success for The Sting. Redford plays Depression-era confidence trickster Johnny Hooker, whose friend and mentor Luther Coleman (Robert Earl Jones) is murdered by racketeer/gambler Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw). Hoping to avenge Luther's death, Johnny begins planning a "sting" -- an elaborate scam -- to destroy Lonnegan. He enlists the aid of "the greatest con artist of them all," Henry Gondorff (Paul Newman), who pulls himself out of a drunken stupor and rises to the occasion. Hooker and Gondorff gather together an impressive array of con men, all of whom despise Lonnegan and wish to settle accounts on behalf of Luther. The twists and surprises that follow are too complex to relate in detail -- suffice to say that you can't cheat an honest man, and that you shouldn't accept everything at face value. The Sting became one of the biggest hits of the early '70s; grossing 68.5 million dollars during its first run, the film also picked up seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Adapted Score for Marvin Hamlisch's unforgettable setting of Scott Joplin's ragtime music. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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Grouping Title sting
Grouping Author universal pictures
Grouping Category movie
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auth_author2 Arliss, Dimitra, 1932-2012., Bill, Tony, 1940-, Brennan, Eileen., Bumstead, Henry., Dierkop, Charles, 1936-, Durning, Charles, 1923-, Durning, Charles, 1923-2012., Elcar, Dana., Gould, Harold, 1923-2010., Hamlisch, Marvin., Head, Edith., Heffernan, John, 1934-, Hill, George Roy, 1921-2002., Jones, Robert Earl, 1904-2006., Joplin, Scott, 1868-1917., Kehoe, Jack, 1938-, Newman, Paul, 1925-2008., Phillips, Julia, 1944-2002., Phillips, Michael, 1943-, Redford, Robert., Reynolds, William, 1910-1997., Shaw, Robert, 1927-1978., Sloyan, James., Surtees, Robert., Walston, Ray, 1917-2001., Ward, D. S., Ward, David S., 1945-
author2-role Arliss, Dimitra,1932-2012., Bill, Tony,1940-, Brennan, Eileen., Bumstead, Henry., Dierkop, Charles,1936-, Durning, Charles,1923-, Durning, Charles,1923-2012., Elcar, Dana., Gould, Harold,1923-2010., Hamlisch, Marvin., Head, Edith., Heffernan, John,1934-, Hill, George Roy,1921-2002., Jones, Robert Earl,1904-2006., Joplin, Scott,1868-1917., Kehoe, Jack,1938-, Newman, Paul,1925-2008., Phillips, Julia,1944-2002., Phillips, Michael,1943-, Redford, Robert., Reynolds, William,1910-1997., Shaw, Robert,1927-1978., Sloyan, James., Surtees, Robert., Universal Pictures (Firm), Walston, Ray,1917-2001., Ward, D. S., Ward, David S.,1945-
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display_description Two con men set out to avenge the death of a mutual friend in 1930s Chicago. They swindle a powerful crime lord, pitting brain against brawn and pistol.
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subject_facet Academy Awards (Motion pictures), Caper films, Chicago (Ill.) -- Drama, Comedy films, DVD-Video discs, DVDs, Director's Guild of America Awards, Drama, Feature films, Feature films -- United States, Fiction films, Films for the hearing impaired, Gangster films, Gangsters, Gangsters -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama, Illinois -- Chicago, National Film Preservation Board (U.S.), Swindlers and swindling, Swindlers and swindling -- Drama, Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_display The sting
title_full The sting [videorecording] / Universal Picture ; a Bill/Phillips production of a George Roy Hill film ; [written] by David S. Ward ; a Zanuck/Brown presentation, The sting [videorecording] / Universal Pictures; a Richard D. Zanuck/David Brown presentation; a George Roy Hill film; produced by Tony Bill, Michael and Julia Phillips; directed by George Roy Hill; written by David S. Ward
title_short The sting
topic_facet Academy Awards (Motion pictures), DVDs, Gangsters, National Film Preservation Board (U.S.), Swindlers and swindling, Video recordings for the hearing impaired
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