Rated PG · 129 min. · 1973

Comedy, Drama

Four years after setting box offices ablaze in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and director George Roy Hill re-teamed with similar success for The Sting. Redford plays Depression-era confidence trickster Johnny Hooker, whose friend and mentor Luther Coleman (Robert Earl Jones) is murdered by racketeer/gambler Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw). Hoping to avenge Luther's death, Johnny begins planning a sting -- an elaborate scam -- to destroy Lonnegan. He enlists the aid of the greatest con artist of them all, Henry Gondorff (Paul Newman), who pulls himself out of a drunken stupor and rises to the occasion. Hooker and Gondorff gather together an impressive array of con men, all of whom despise Lonnegan and wish to settle accounts on behalf of Luther. The twists and surprises that follow are too complex to relate in detail -- suffice to say that you can't cheat an honest man, and that you shouldn't accept everything at face value. The Sting became one of the biggest hits of the early '70s; grossing 68.5 million dollars during its first run, the film also picked up seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Adapted Score for Marvin Hamlisch's unforgettable setting of Scott Joplin's ragtime music.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Director: George Roy Hill
Writer: David S Ward
Producer: Tony Bill, Julia Phillips and Michael S Phillips
Cast: Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning, Ray Walston, Eileen Brennan, Harold Gould, John Heffernan, Dana Elcar and Jack Kehoe

Now Playing

Sorry there are no upcoming showtimes for The Sting

Reviews/comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review


Roll over stars and click to rate.

Connect Today 10.24.2017

Popular Events

  • Savannah Film Festival: I Am Evidence @ Lucas Theatre for the Arts

    • Mon., Oct. 30, 3 p.m.
    • 1 going/interested
    • Buy Tickets
  • Savannah Film Festival: Grass Stains @ Trustees Theater

    • Sun., Oct. 29, 9:30 a.m. and Thu., Nov. 2, 9 a.m.
    • Buy Tickets
  • Savannah Film Festival: Cries from Syria @ SCAD Museum of Art

    • Mon., Oct. 30, 12:30 p.m.
    • Buy Tickets
  • Savannah Film Festival: Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool @ Trustees Theater

    • Tue., Oct. 31, 7 p.m. $10
    • Buy Tickets
  • Savannah Film Festival: Frankenstein @ Lucas Theatre for the Arts

    • Tue., Oct. 31, 9:30 p.m. $5
    • Buy Tickets

Copyright © 2017, Connect Savannah. All Rights Reserved.
Website powered by Foundation