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.
Having to shoot location scenes with Paul Newman and Robert Redford proved challenging at times. Crowds would inevitably gather and reactions would be akin to the arrival of The Beatles in 1964. "I used to go see Sinatra at the Paramount in New York when I was a kid," said one ... ...
Henry Gondorff: Four jacks.
When the briefcase containing $100 bills is opened in extreme close-up, the bills have "modern, small-size" green Federal Reserve seals that are wrong for the '30s. In that era the green seals would be much larger, and a very light green in color.
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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