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Director: George Roy Hill     Starring: Paul Newman Robert Redford
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Format: Blu-Ray DVD
Sku: 230140772
UPC: 025192132063
UPC 14: 00025192132063
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Winner of 7 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, The Sting stars Paul Newman and Robert Redford as two con men in 1930s Chicago. After a friend is killed by the mob, they try to get even by attempting to pull off the ultimate ‘sting.’ No one is to be trusted as the twists unfold, leading up to one of the greatest double-crosses in movie history. The con is on!
Editor's Note
Hoping that box-office lighting might strike twice, George Roy Hill again joined forces with Paul Newman and Robert Redford, who star as con men Henry Gondorff and Johnny Hooker in THE STING. In the Chicago of the 1930s, Johnny's partner, Luther (Robert Earl Jones), is fatally wounded by a victim of one of their scams who turns out to be powerful syndicate boss Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw). Eager for revenge, Johnny takes a tip from his dying partner and seeks out mutual friend Gondorff, a consummate master of the long con. Gondorff rouses himself from his alcoholic inertia and agrees to help Johnny take down the despicable Lonnegan, conscripting an army of grifters ready to avenge their friend's death. The labyrinthine plot, which is stuffed with false leads, red herrings, and a double-cross-a-minute, involves a fake bookie joint, a very persistent FBI agent, a bunch of corrupt cops, and one shifty dame. An extremely entertaining film, the Oscar-winning film transcends the genre through the superb acting of the three leads, the keen attention to the re-creation of period detail, and a fiendishly intricate script that cons audiences completely. The wonderful score, which became immensely popular, featured Marvin Hamlisch's orchestral transcriptions of Scott Joplin's piano rags; the film led to a revival of interest in the composer. The film is one of the most entertaining films of the 1970s and lives up to its hype on repeat viewings.


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Video Mfg Name Studio: Universal
Video Release Date Release Date: 4/17/2012
Video Play Time Running Time: 130 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1973
Video UPC UPC: 00025192132063
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 2

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Video Color Spec Video: Color
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Expert Review The Sting [Collector's Series Digibook] - Blu-Ray DVD Review
By: The Other Chad Reviews
Published on: 6/7/2012 10:04 AM
As entertaining as it is, The Sting is one of the slightest films to be awarded the Academy Award for Best Picture. It took the top prize (and six others) at the Oscars following its blockbuster 1973 theatrical release. The elaborately produced period piece (the story is set in 1936) boasts excellent art direction and costume design, sharp acting, and a cleverly constructed screenplay. Director George Roy Hill keeps the 130 minute film moving along briskly. The cast, Paul Newman and Robert Redford in particular, makes their essentially shallow characters more interesting than they would have been in less skilled hands. But in the end, its appeal diminishes greatly once the viewer sees all its various plot the full review

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Charles Durning
Video Cast Info Brad Sullivan
Video Cast Info Eileen Brennan
Video Cast Info James Sloyan
Video Cast Info Charles Dierkop
Video Cast Info Arch Johnson
Video Cast Info Ray Walston
Video Cast Info Larry D. Mann
Video Cast Info Robert Shaw
Video Cast Info Ed Bakey
Video Cast Info Joe Tornatore
Video Cast Info Paul Newman
Video Cast Info Avon Long
Video Cast Info Robert Redford
Video Cast Info Robert Earl Jones
Video Cast Info Dimitra Arliss
Video Cast Info Jack Kehoe
Video Cast Info Sally Kirkland
Video Cast Info Harold Gould
Video Cast Info Dana Elcar
Video Cast Info John Quade
Video Cast Info David S. Ward - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Julia Phillips - Producer
Video Cast Info Tony Bill - Producer
Video Cast Info David Brown - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Robert Surtees - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Edith Head - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Marvin Hamlisch - Composer
Video Cast Info Michael Phillips - Producer
Video Cast Info George Roy Hill - Director
Plot Summary
This lighthearted caper tells the story of two con men who attempt to swindle a powerful racketeer in 1930s Chicago. Johnny Hooker is a young confidence man whose mentor is murdered when they run afoul of syndicate head Doyle Lonnegan. Seeking revenge as well as a career boost, Hooker joins forces with old pro Henry Gondorff. Together the two scam artists cook up a complicated gambling sting that could net them the big score they are looking for.

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