PG | | Comedy, Crime
Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first.
At one point, Steve Martin, who plays Freddy, was to play the role of Lawrence (which is played by Sir Michael Caine), with Kevin Kline potentially to be playing Freddy. Kline was not cast but would later go on to star in French Kiss (1995) instead.
Hello Boys. It was fun. I'll miss you. Love, Janet. The Jackal. P.S. I'm keeping the money. Is that wrong?
There is no train station in Portofino.
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 (USA) (16 December 1988)
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