PG | | Comedy, Crime
Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of fifty thousand dollars first.
This movie was known as "King Of The Mountain" and "Dirty Rotten Criminals" during its early stages. Rowan Atkinson, John Cleese, Richard Dreyfuss, Eric Idle, Dudley Moore, Leslie Nielsen, Michael Palin, and Gene Wilder were all considered for the role of Lawrence Jamieson.
Lady with Pearls:
Your Highness, please allow me to make this little contribution.
Lawrence Jamieson: No, I cannot accept them.
Lady with Pearls: But think of what these could do for your cause.
Lawrence Jamieson: Even though I know those pearls would mean freedom for many of my people, I will not take them.
Lady with Pearls: Please. Please! ...
TWA never flew passengers from Europe to USA on Boeing 727 aircraft, as depicted in the film..
They did however fly that model within Europe around the time this movie was made.
While the names of Stanley Shapiro and Paul Henning appear in the credits as two of this film's three writers, they are actually there just to credit their script for Bedtime Story (1964), of which this is a remake.
$3,840,498 18 December 1988