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.
Richard Boone was the first choice for the role of Lonnegan. Oliver Reed was offered the role but refused to test for it (he would later play Lonnegan in the sequel). Stephen Boyd was also considered.
Who told you this guy was in here?
Lieutenant William Snyder: Nobody. I just know what kind of woman he likes. Going to check all the joy houses till I find him.
Billie: Oh, well maybe I could help you, if you tell me his name.
Lieutenant William Snyder: I doubt it. Which way are the rooms?
Billie: Right through there...
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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