7:00 PM | THE STING
1973 | Drama/Crime | 2h 9m | M
The Sting is set in Chicago in September 1936, involving a complicated plot by two professional grifters to con a mob boss. ( The film was directed by George Roy Hill, who directed Newman and Redford in the western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The story was inspired by real-life cons perpetrated by brothers Fred and Charley Gondorff and documented by David Maurer in his 1940 book The Big Con: The Story of the Confidence Man.
The title phrase refers to the moment when a con artist finishes the "play" and takes the mark's money. If a con is successful, the mark does not realize he has been cheated until the con men are long gone, if at all.
The film won seven Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Film Editing and Best Writing (Original Screenplay); Redford was also nominated for Best Actor. The film also reignited Newman's career after a series of big screen flops and is regarded as one of the greatest films ever made.
Starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford and Robert Shaw.
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