PG | | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Two grifters team up to pull off the ultimate con.
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 was inscribed: IF YOU CAN'T BE GOOD BE FAST.
Is Lonnegan after you too?
Johnny Hooker: I don't know. I ain't seen anybody.
Henry Gondorff: You never do, kid.
During the poker scene, Lonnigan switches the cards into a handkerchief on his lap. When he disposes of the handkerchief, via wiping his face, the handkerchief is obviously empty.
The opening animated logo for Universal Pictures is in 1930s style, matching the movie's setting, instead of the 1970s version.