PG | | Comedy, Crime, Drama
In Chicago in September 1936, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker.
24 January 2000 | Donald J. Lamb
8 | A Lightweight, Clever Throwback to the Big Cons of the 1930's.
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The Sting (1973) was the fourth highest-grossing film in history at the time, behind The Exorcist (1973) (which was released the same week). The Sting (1973) took in $156 million ($723 million adjusted for inflation).
FBI Agent Polk:
Sit down and shut up, will ya? Try not to live up to all my expectations.
When Johnny meets a passed-out Henry for the first time in Henry's apartment, Johnny is wearing a maroon pinstripe suit with a gray three-button collarless undershirt instead of a dress shirt. He also has a three-day stubble. The very next scene,they are both in the bathroom as Henry sobers up in the shower. This time, Johnny has on the same pants, but his coat is off an he's wearing a blue wide-collared dress shirt and is clean shaven.
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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