PG | | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Two grifters team up to pull off the ultimate con.
Adjusted for inflation, this would be the 19th highest-grossing movie of all time.
Listen, Gondorff! Am I gonna learn the big con or not?
Henry Gondorff: What's your hurry?
Johnny Hooker: I want to play for Lonnegan.
Henry Gondorff: You know anything about the guy?
Johnny Hooker: Yeah! He croaked Luther! Anything else I gotta know?
Johnny Hooker: All right. He runs a numbers racket on the south side. He ...
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.