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 ... ...
Glad to meet you, kid. You're a real horse's ass.
Johnny Hooker: Luther said I could learn something from you. I already know how to drink.
During the scene in the alley where Hooker, Luther and Erie Kid are playing a con on Mottola, Hooker is "fighting" with Erie Kid while Mottola watches. Mottola's hat falls off his head to the ground, but in the next shot, his hat is back on his head.
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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