The Sting

1973

George Roy Hill
Director

After his friend is killed, grifter Redford hooks up with notorious conman Newman to fleece money from those responsible (Robert Shaw, in magnificent form). Full of twists and turns and sets up a surprise ending.
Without question, one of the top ten movies of the 70s. ~ Lord.

Reunion for the Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid team of Redford, Newman and director, Hill, this time plopped into 1930s Chicago and planning to con an old adversary. Opulent and entertaining if not quite up to the earlier film. Awesome Scott Joplin tinkly piano bits on the soundtrack too. Highly recommended. ~ The Sloth.

A sequel (if that is what you want to call it) followed some years later: The Sing Part II.


Sting
31st March 1998
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6th September 2005
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28th November 2005
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16th January 2007
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Paul Newman
Henry Gondorff
Robert Redford
Johnny Hooker
Robert Shaw
Doyle Lonnegan
Charles Durning
Lieutenant William Snyder
Ray Walston
J.J. Singleton
Eileen Brennan
Billie
Harold Gould
Kid Twist
John Heffernan
Eddie Niles
Dana Elcar
F.B.I. Agent Polk
Jack Kehoe
Erie Kid
Dimitra Arliss
Loretta
Robert Earl Jones
Luther Coleman
James Sloyan
Mottola
Charles Dierkop
Floyd
Lee Paul
Bodyguard
Sally Kirkland
Crystal
Avon Long
Benny Garfield
Arch Johnson
Vince Combs
Ed Bakey
Granger
Brad Sullivan
Cole
John Quade
Riley
Larry D. Mann
Train conductor Clemens
Leonard Barr
Leonard, Burlesque House Comedian
Paulene Myers
Alva Coleman
Joe Tornatore
Black-gloved gunman
Jack Collins
Duke Boudreau
Tom Spratley
Curly Jackson
Kenneth O'Brien
Greer
Ta-Tanisha
Louise Coleman
William 'Billy' Benedict
Jimmy, Roulette Dealer
Patricia Bratcher
Manicurist
Susan French
Landlady
Bruce Kimball
Lacey the Bouncer
Ken Sansom
Western Union Executive
Guy Way
Gambling Den Boss
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Granger's secretary
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Granger's assistant
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Taxi driver
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Ed, Burlesque House Manager
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Leroy Coleman
Pearl Shear
Woman in phone booth
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Phone booth shop proprietor
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Danny McCoy
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Barber
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Danny the Barman
Robert Brubaker
Bill Clayton, Pittsburgh (card player on train)
Byron Morrow
Mr. Jameson, Chicago (card player on train)
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Mr. Lombard, Philadelphia (card player on train)
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Helping hand

Lord Heath: Notes & Screenshots