Check out Darren’s thoughts on my choice for his challenge movie this week – The Sting (1973)
Rob’s picked for me to watch is the multi Oscar winning The Sting, let’s see what I thought.
Director: George Roy Hill
Writer: David S Ward (Screenplay)
Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning, Ray Walston, Harold Gould, Eileen Brennan
Plot: In Chicago in September 1936, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker.
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Bit of a Drag
Story: The Sting starts when young con artist Johnny Hooker (Redford) steals from the mob leading to his long-time partner and mentor to be killed. Johnny has to turn to experienced Henry Gondorff (Newman) to work the one big con against ruthless crime boss Doyle Lonnegan (Shaw).
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