The Sting (1973)

Oscar Winner

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  129 min.
Release Date: December 25, 1973

Current rating: Rating: 4.97
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Cast: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning, Eileen Brennan, Harold Gould, Ray Walston, Robert Earl Jones


When small-time con man Johnny Hooker (Robert Redford) and his partner, Luther (Robert Earl Jones), unwittingly con a numbers runner courier, they find themselves in danger from mobster Doyle Lonigan (Robert Shaw). When Hooker finds out that Lonigan's after them, he goes to warn Luther, but arrives too late. So Hooker teams up with Henry Gondorf (Paul Newman), a friend of Luther's. A con man himself, Gondorf sets an elaborate plan in motion to get back at Lonigan.

The Sting was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, winning seven: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Original Song Score, Best Costume Design, Best Art Direction-Set Direction, and Best Original Screenplay.

Director: George Roy Hill
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Tony Bill, Julia Phillips, Michael Phillips
Screenplay: David S. Ward

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  • 5 stars "Awesome. This is one of my all time favorite movies. Paul Newman and Robert Redford, the best partners since Butch and Sundance. Look the supporting cast for familer movie and tv actors of the past 43 years. Wow 43 years a go. I remember seeing it at the Odeon Theatre as a kid."