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.
According to producer Julia Phillips, Robert Redford was concerned that he wasn't acting in the film but only doing a lot of running around. At the end of shooting, George Roy Hill gave Redford a sculpture of the Warner Bros. cartoon character the Road Runner made out of nails as a joke. It ... ...
I put it all on Lucky Dan; half a million dollars to win.
Kid Twist: To win? I said *place*! "Place it on Lucky D-" That horse is gonna run second!
Doyle Lonnegan: There's been a mistake! Gimme my money back!
Kid Twist tells Boudreau that Gondorff is setting up a wire on the North side. Later in the film, Agent Polk tells Lt. Snyder that, "We got a tip that Gondorff is gonna run a con on the south side here."
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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