PG | | Comedy, Crime, Drama
As soon as George Roy Hill signed on to direct, he knew that he wanted to lighten the tone. Originally, David S. Ward had written the story as a much darker tale of con men on the take. Hill, however, envisioned it as a playful homage to old Hollywood gangster films of the ... ...
Hello Snyder. Whattya doin' up here?
Lieutenant William Snyder: I'm on vacation. You see that friend of yours lately?
Joe Erie: No, no. He packed it in. Enrolled in detective school.
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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