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Sting, The (1973)  link to Sting, The on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 2028

poster Sting, The

IMDb Rating:
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8.3/10 (222669 votes)

Country: USA, 129 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Comedy, Crime

Director(s): George Roy Hill

Video Codec: Unknown

Johnny Hooker, a small time grifter, unknowingly steals from Doyle Lonnegan, a big time crime boss, when he pulls a standard street con. Lonnegan demands satisfaction for the insult. After his partner, Luther, is killed, Hooker flees, and seeks the help of Henry Gondorff, one of Luther's contacts, who is a master of the long con. Hooker wants to use Gondorff's expertise to take Lonnegan for an enormous sum of money to even the score, since he admits he "doesn't know enough about killing to kill him." They devise a complicated scheme and amass a talented group of other con artists who want their share of the reparations. The stakes are high in this game, and our heroes must not only deal with Lonnegan's murderous tendencies, but also other side players who want a piece of the action. To win, Hooker and Gondorff will need all their skills...and a fair amount of confidence.



photo Paul Newman Paul Newman Henry Gondorff
photo Robert Redford Robert Redford Johnny Hooker
photo Robert Shaw Robert Shaw Doyle Lonnegan
photo Charles Durning Charles Durning Lt. Wm. Snyder
photo Ray Walston Ray Walston J.J. Singleton

Medium: Media file,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1