Young con artist Rodrigo (Diego Luna
) is caught in a Los Angeles casino pulling a swindle on two cocktail waitresses. Richard Gaddis (John C. Reilly
), an older, more experienced con artist, witnesses and intervenes. Posing as a policeman, he escorts Rodrigo away.
Richard invites Rodrigo to help him pull a few jobs. Richard is then summoned to the luxury hotel where his sister Valerie (Maggie Gyllenhaal
) works as the concierge. She says an older Spanish man named Ochoa had been making a scene in the lobby trying to see VIP guest William Hannigan (Peter Mullan
). While being escorted out, he had collapsed, but not before begging her to call Richard.
While waiting for the paramedics, Ochoa explains the sting to Richard and Rodrigo. An expert forger, he has made a copy of an extremely rare 1878 Silver Certificate. Hannigan, an Irish multi-millionaire who collects antique currency, must leave the U.S. the next day. If Richard can get to Hannigan, Ochoa knows he'll want the Certificate for his collection. The payoff? At least $500,000.
As the deceptions and duplicity mount, Richard and Rodrigo must negotiate a succession of swindlers, thieves and grifters to pull off the biggest caper of their lives.
Good job Diego! Great movie.
I never heard of this movie before....but i watched the trailer numerous times and it looked really good...i finally went to see it not to long ago and it was really good...i wont rate it to you even though i know what i would rate it cuz i`m no movie critic..im just letting you all know this is a really really really good movie AND Diego Luno is sexy!!! i loved him in Dirty Dancing:Havanah Nights!!< you have to see both movies!!!! :D ;D