The Sting (1973)


The Sting (1973)

Johnny Hooker, a small time grifter, unknowingly steals from Doyle Lonnegan, a big time crime boss, when he pulls a standard street con. Lonnegan demands satisfaction for the insult. After his partner, Luther, is killed, Hooker flees, and seeks the help of Henry Gondorff, one of Luther's contacts, who is a master of the long con. Hooker wants to use Gondorff's expertise to take Lonnegan for an enormous sum of money to even the score, since he admits he "doesn't know enough about killing to kill him." They devise a complicated scheme and amass a talented group of other con artists who want their share of the reparations. The stakes are high in this game, and our heroes must not only deal with Lonnegan's murderous tendencies, but also other side players who want a piece of the action. To win, Hooker and Gondorff will need all their skills...and a fair amount of confidence.
IMDb   8.3 /10
Metacritic   83 %
TheMovieDb    8.0 /10
RottenTomatoes  94 %
FilmAffinity   8.5 /10
Director George Roy Hill
Writer David S. Ward
Release Date1973-12-25
Runtime2h 9mins
GenreComedy, Crime, Drama
Content RatingPG (PG)
AwardsTop Rated Movies #112 | Won 7 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 6 nominations.
CompanyZanuck/Brown Productions, Universal Pictures
Henry Gondorff
Johnny Hooker
Doyle Lonnegan
Lt. Wm. Snyder
J.J. Singleton
F.B.I. Agent Polk
Luther Coleman (as Robertearl Jones)
Mottola (as James J. Sloyan)
Floyd (Bodyguard)