Newman, Paul

SKU: 025192124457

UPC 025192124457
Release Date 2013-06-04
Studio Universal Studios Home Video
Discs 1
Length 130
Format Color
Synopsis 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.Theatrical Release: December 23, 1973 Shooting locations: Pasadena, Santa Monica, and Los Angeles, CA, and Chicago, IL. George Roy Hill decided to use the Scott Joplin music after hearing his nephew playing it on the piano.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.[A] Depression-era caper in which the actors played con men who attempt to relieve Robert Shaw's murderous gangster of half a million bucks via horse-racing scam.5 stars out of 5 -- [A] masterfully smooth grift that's built on golden-age savvy but never feels like a rose-tinted throwback.
Cast Charles Durning (Star)
Brad Sullivan (Star)
Eileen Brennan (Star)
James Sloyan (Star)
Charles Dierkop (Star)
Arch Johnson (Star)
George Roy Hill (Director)
Ray Walston (Star)
Larry D. Mann (Star)
Robert Shaw (Star)
Ed Bakey (Star)
Joe Tornatore (Star)
Marvin Hamlisch (Composer)
Michael Phillips (Producer)
Paul Newman (Star)
Avon Long (Star)
Robert Redford (Star)
Robert Earl Jones (Star)
Dimitra Arliss (Star)
Jack Kehoe (Star)
Robert Surtees (Director of Photography)
Edith Head (Costume Designer)
Sally Kirkland (Star)
Harold Gould (Star)
Dana Elcar (Star)
John Quade (Star)
David S. Ward (Screenwriter)
Julia Phillips (Producer)
Tony Bill (Producer)
David Brown (Executive Producer)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: The Art of The Sting 3-part documentary on the creation of the film featuring interviews with Robert Redford, Paul Newman 100 Years of Universal: Restoring the Classics - An in-depth look at the intricate process of preserving the studio's film legacy 100 Years of Universal: The '70s - A look at Universal's iconic movies and filmmakers during this dynamic decade 100 Years of Universal: The Lot - A behind-the-scenes look at the movie magic created on the famous Universal Studios lot Theatrical Trailer Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French DTS - English, French DTS HD Master Audio - English, French Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.15000
Height 0.40000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Comedy,Feature Film Drama,Crime/Legal Drama
Attribute Additional Footage,Includes Digital Copy,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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