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The Sting

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Original title
The Sting
Running time
129 min.
United States United States
David S. Ward
Marvin Hamlisch
Robert Surtees
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Universal Pictures / Zanuck/Brown
Mystery. Comedy. Drama | Crime. Gambling. 1930s. Mafia. Heist Film. Revenge. Cult Movie
Synopsis / Plot
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.
1973: 7 Academy Awards, including Best Movie, Director and Screenplay. 10 Nom.
1973: Golden Globes: Nominated to Best Screenplay
1973: National Board of Review: Best Film
1973: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
1973: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Drama Screenplay
1973: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Actor (Robert Redford)
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