PG | | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Paul Newman's character takes on the name of "Shaw" while playing poker on the train. The "mark" at the game, Doyle Lonnegan, is played by Robert Shaw. He ends up calling Newman "Mr. Shaw" several times during the game.
Listen, Gondorff! Am I gonna learn the big con or not?
Henry Gondorff: What's your hurry?
Johnny Hooker: I want to play for Lonnegan.
Henry Gondorff: You know anything about the guy?
Johnny Hooker: Yeah! He croaked Luther! Anything else I gotta know?
Johnny Hooker: All right. He runs a numbers racket on the south side. He ...
During the scene in the alley where Hooker, Luther and Erie Kid are playing a con on Mottola, Hooker is "fighting" with Erie Kid while Mottola watches. Mottola's hat falls off his head to the ground, but in the next shot, his hat is back on his head.
The opening animated logo for Universal Pictures is in 1930s style, matching the movie's setting, instead of the 1970s version.
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