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.
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).
What's your problem?
Doyle Lonnegan: I'm putting half a million dollars on Lucky Dan to win, third race at Riverside Park.
Henry Gondorff: Can't lay that off in time. A bet like that could break us.
Doyle Lonnegan: Not only are you a cheat, you're a gutless cheat as well.
Henry Gondorff: What are the odds?
Eddie Niles: Four ...
Hooker tells Lonnegan he's from the East Side of New York. Yet he doesn't even have the slightest trace of an accent.
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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