Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

PG   |    |  Comedy, Crime

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Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of fifty thousand dollars first.


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Cast & Crew

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Frank Oz


Dale Launer, Stanley Shapiro, Paul Henning

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20 February 2004 | Taxi-4
One of the Great Overlooked Comedies
This film is so smart, so imaginative and so artfully played that it flew over the radar of the average movie-goer when it first came out. Michael Caine is at his brilliant best as the suave Laurence Jamison and Steve Martin's 'Ruprecht' is a comic masterpiece. As Freddy, he's the perfect boob -- smart enough to con women into giving him small sums of money, too stupid to realize there's a world going on around him where the stakes are much, much higher. It is also easy to underestimate the work of Glenn Headly, but once you've seen the whole movie you realize how her simple choices add up to a very complicated performance indeed. Every time I see this movie I laugh out loud.

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Release Date:

14 December 1988


English, French

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Filming Locations

Alpes-Maritimes, France

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,840,498 18 December 1988

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