The Sting

The Sting

DVD - 2005
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Robert Redford and Paul Newman star as two con men in the 1930s, out to avenge the death of a mutual friend. They seek revenge on crime lord Robert Shaw with a 'sting' that is one of the greatest double-crosses in movie history.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, c2005
Edition: Special ed
ISBN: 9781417053872
1417053879
Branch Call Number: DVD
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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PHAERTE1
Nov 03, 2017

Extremely clever. You won't be disappointed with this. Keeps getting better and better.

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OZUNE
Sep 17, 2017

Loads of fun and a great cast. But i kinda agree with akirakato's comment. The con is too elaborate to be believed. More of a movie within a movie than a caper film. Still a very "entertaining" watch for the poker scene alone. Also the Joplin score.

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msemos
Nov 30, 2015

classic great chemistry between the actors

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akirakato
Apr 27, 2015

This is a 1973 American caper film set in September 1936, involving a complicated plot by two professional grifters to con a mob boss.
Although it is such an entertaining film, it is too contrived that FBI agent Polk turns out to be a con man, too.
It's a profoundly foolish surprise!----funny, but kinda letdown!

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RonNasty64
Mar 01, 2015

After seeing the reference to the film in "Better Call Saul" S1E4, it was fun to see this film again. Incredible attention to detail, really makes this film a success, even we the audience get conned in the end.

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Nursebob
Feb 04, 2015

During the latter half of the Depression two petty con-artists bite off more than they can chew when they unwittingly steal a sizable sum of cash belonging to a vengeful mobster. After one partner is murdered for his part in the theft, the remaining man escapes to Chicago where he hooks up with an acquaintance of his dead friend; a one-time master grifter now living in a squalid waterfront dive. Together the two plot a most ingenious revenge on the gangster responsible for their friend’s death. As their elaborate scam takes shape, involving rigged poker games and fake bookie joints, nothing is quite what it appears to be...but will it be enough to fool a master criminal? This is a briskly paced, colourful tale featuring wonderful performances from its star-studded cast while the detailed sets, costumes and musical score bring 1930s Chicago to life with a vibrancy that is part fact, part wistful nostalgia. The ending may not come as a great surprise, Hill offers up too many clues beforehand, but the journey there is thoroughly enjoyable.

Scaltro Mar 18, 2014

Cant argue with a classic. Fantastic actors doing what they do best. Clever story.

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nope
Aug 09, 2012

just a fun movie.

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GregLeary62
Jul 13, 2012

One of the greatest films ever made. There are so many elements to this film that seeing it once is not enough!

Kittykatkins Nov 17, 2011

Awesome movie; Redford & Newman at their iconic best with a twist towards the end that's a real jawdropper! Well worth watching---great musical accompaniment, too!

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kokosowe
Feb 24, 2009

Violence: Mild gun-related violence (not graphic)

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kokosowe
Feb 24, 2009

Sexual Content: Very brief scene of partial nudity (stripper's performance)

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kokosowe
Feb 24, 2009

kokosowe thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Joel
Oct 05, 2007

con-men avenge their friends death with a clever sting

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kokosowe
Aug 05, 2008

Next time you wanna spend $50 on me, mail it!

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