But while a Butch and Sundance reunion sounded tempting (and lucrative), the studio had a concern: In the movie, the two con men’s partnership hinges on the possibility that one (or both) will try to double-cross the other. Production got off to a rather rocky start. And the acting is excellent. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 6, 2015. The Oscar for "Best Picture" goes to the producers of the winning film since 1952. There’s no word yet on whether Joplin’s rags (adapted for the movie by Marvin Hamlisch) will be incorporated, but surely a stage version of The Sting will need to have at least a little ragtime. The movie takes place in Chicago in the late 1930's. It could simply be that he was too drunk to remember the third man involved, or to realise that the third man was part of the con. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 24, 2017. As the submitter says, Doyle consistently refers to two con men, not three. A vital plot line, obviously, is that Doyle wants to kill the con men who fleeced his runner of the numbers money. So as far as he knows he's looking for 2 con men. It is for Ezra Brooks bourbon. Winner of 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, The Sting stars Paul Newman and Robert Redford as two con men in 1930s Chicago. They are wrong The Sting is a brilliantly made and performed movie, it is a delightful film led by it's 2 lead stars at the height of their fame who spark off each other wonderfully just as they did in Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid.

He stands up twice. The Oscar for "Best Picture" goes to the producers of the winning film since 1952. He looks at him, Hooker and Luther in turn. Even if he couldn't identify him he would still be able to inform Doyle that there were three rather than two con men involved. Nor is there any mention of Albert Whitlock's wonderful matte paintings. Well I'm 64 now and I got it DVD and I appreciate it even more. The Sting is a 1973 American caper film set in September 1936, involving a complicated plot by two professional grifters (Paul Newman and Robert Redford) to con a mob boss (Robert Shaw). She shares the Oscar with fellow producers Tony Bill, and her then-husband Michael Phillips.

Please try again. Henry Gondorff was only in about half of David S. Ward’s original screenplay, and was intended to be an older, paunchier fellow—a sort of gruff mentor to Johnny Hooker (who was written as a 19-year-old). The 43rd Street 'L' platform shows "A" and "B" stops, not introduced until WWII, and employs the Helvetica typeface, designed in 1957. Ultimate Great Gatsby 2-Movie Blu-ray Collection: The Great Gatsby [1974, Robert Re... Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. It stars Paul Newman as Henry Gondorff, (based on an actual character,) and Robert Redford as Johnny "Kelly" Hooker as two professional con men. What about the third conman, Kid Erie? He is an essential part of the con, as much a part of it as Luther and Hooker. In the poker game, no one buys any chips. Hooker says he will pay Lonnegan back after the race out of his own pocket. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. The camera switches to a shot of his face and he's calmly sitting down again, then rises up in anger. Shaw, who played crime boss Doyle Lonnegan in the film, hurt his leg playing racquetball two days before shooting began.

In that era the green seals would be much larger, and a very light green in color. I read one last year or tried, but I could not finish it. Polk gets offended immediately and from an over-the-shoulder shot you can see him rise from his chair. He said director George Roy Hill “didn’t like what he did the first week of shooting, and thought it could be better, so he reshot it.” (It was the first sequence in the movie, the one where Hooker and Luther Coleman fleece a mobster in the alley.) All rights reserved. Doyle doesn't have anyone looking for him; he doesn't even mention him in conversation, and in fact consistently refers to two - not three - con men. Directed by George Roy Hill who directed Newman and Redford in "Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid" from 1969. We see earlier in the film that the office is across town. What about the third conman, Kid Erie? He stands up twice. Suggested correction: This isn't a plot hole or even a mistake. When he disposes of the handkerchief, via wiping his face, the handkerchief is obviously empty. Factual error: The Helvetica typeface, used on the 43rd Street 'L' platform is not correct for the period of the film. As a result, despite his successes (he also made Slap Shot and The World According to Garp), he never quite became a household name.

During the setup - just before they fleece him - the numbers runner watches Kid Erie running away.

Doyle Lonnegan: Not only are you a cheat, you're a gutless cheat, as well. She shares the Oscar with fellow producers Tony Bill, and her then-husband Michael Phillips. Hey, butt out, chicken-liver. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2015. And audiences in 1973 would have been especially uncertain of this ending, since George Roy Hill had just made Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in 1969 with actors Paul Newman and Robert Redford and—huge spoiler alert—Butch Cassidy ends with the likely deaths of both men. Hill also directed Robert Redford in "The Great Waldo Pepper" from 1975 and Paul Newman in "Slapshot" from 1977 which were pretty good flicks.