PG | | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Two grifters team up to pull off the ultimate con.
The Sting (1973) was the fourth highest-grossing film in history at the time, behind The Exorcist (1973) (which was released the same week). The Sting (1973) took in $156 million ($723 million adjusted for inflation).
If I didn't know you better, I'd swear you had some class!
In the poker game, no one buys any chips. "This is a gentleman's game, we assume you are all good for your debts." But later, the conductor has a great deal of cash, to pay people off who say: "Cash me in." This is when the last player besides Gondorff and Lonnegan is cashing out, and he claims to have broken even, implying the other Gentleman had lost, and their chips were on the table. The remaining cash the conductor has is the lost money from those other players for the excess remaining chips on the table besides those for Gondorff and Lonnegan's personal piles.
The opening animated logo for Universal Pictures is in 1930s style, matching the movie's setting, instead of the 1970s version.