Category Dramas, Comedies, Crime, Recommended, Classic, Essential Cinema, Vengeance, Scams And Cons, Organized Crime, Nostalgic, Best Picture Winner
Starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Charles Durning, Ray Walston, Eileen Brennan, Robert Shaw, Sally Kirkland, Arch Johnson, John Quade, Dana Elcar, Jack Kehoe, Dimitra Arliss, Harold Gould, Brad Sullivan, Ed Bakey, Charles Dierkop, Larry D. Mann, Robert Earl Jones, Avon Long, James Sloyan, Joe Tornatore
Director George Roy Hill
Composer Marvin Hamlisch
Costume Designer Edith Head
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Standard Screen; Bio/Filmographies; Soundtrack English; English Subtitles; Director's Comments; Dolby Digital 5.1 Re
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.