PG | | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director George Roy Hill re-shot the first week's worth of footage. According to screenwriter David S. Ward, production got off to a rather shaky start and he said the only time he felt any doubt about the film's potential was when shooting began. He said that Hill "didn't ... ...
You have to keep this con even after you take his money. He can't know you took him.
During "the sting", Swift is supposedly calling Lonnegan like he always has, from the Western Union office. We see earlier in the film that the office is across town. After the call is placed and Lonnegan goes to place his bet, we see Swift walk in and sit down next to him, yet Lonnegan doesn't pick up on the fact that Swift is in the betting parlor less then 5 minutes after getting a call from him from clear across town.
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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