The Sting

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Universal Pictures Released 1973

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Director:
George Roy Hill
Released:
1973
Rating:
PG
The Sting is a heist film that details the complex attempt of two con artists to steal a huge amount of money from a powerful crime boss. The film is divided into seven distinct sections, each noted by a distinct title card. In the first chapter, we are introduced to Johnny Hooker (Robert Redford), a con man who holds a serious grudge against gambler, Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw). In order to gain his revenge against Lonnegan, Hooker enlists the aid of an aging and drunk grifter, Henry Gondorff (Paul Newman). Together, the two men enlist a group of elite con artists to turn the tables on Lonnegan and steal a huge amount of money from him. Throughout a series of ingenious and elaborate cons, Hooker and Gondorff are finally put in a position to pull off the greatest heist of all. But will they succeed before Lonnegan's grim and deadly soldiers catch up with them?
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Classics, Crime