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3rd Feb '16 10:22:22 PM Mdumas43073
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Set in 1936 Chicago, the film opens up with novice con Johnny Hooker (Redford) and his mentor, Luther (Robert Earl Jones), as they pull off their latest sting. Unfortunately, they've bitten off more than they can chew this time; their latest victim has connections to BigBad racketeer Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw). When Lonnegan's goons rub out Luther and put a hit on Hooker's head, Hooker seeks out his mentor's friend, Henry Gondorff (Newman), a master of the "big con". Assembling their team, Hooker and Gondorff prepare to scam the big one out of Lonnegan.
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Set in 1936 Chicago, the film opens up with novice con Johnny Hooker (Redford) and his mentor, Luther Coleman (Robert Earl Jones), as they pull off their latest sting. Unfortunately, they've bitten off more than they can chew this time; their latest victim has connections to BigBad racketeer Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw). When Lonnegan's goons rub out Luther and put a hit on Hooker's head, Hooker seeks out his mentor's friend, Henry Gondorff (Newman), a master of the "big con". Assembling their team, Hooker and Gondorff prepare to scam the big one out of Lonnegan.
3rd Feb '16 10:21:24 PM Mdumas43073
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Set in 1930s Chicago, the film opens up with novice con Johnny Hooker (Redford) and his mentor, Luther (Robert Earl Jones), as they pull off their latest sting. Unfortunately, they've bitten off more than they can chew this time; their latest victim has connections to BigBad racketeer Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw). When Lonnegan's goons rub out Luther and put a hit on Hooker's head, Hooker seeks out his mentor's friend, Henry Gondorff (Newman), a master of the "big con". Assembling their team, Hooker and Gondorff prepare to scam the big one out of Lonnegan.
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Set in 1930s 1936 Chicago, the film opens up with novice con Johnny Hooker (Redford) and his mentor, Luther (Robert Earl Jones), as they pull off their latest sting. Unfortunately, they've bitten off more than they can chew this time; their latest victim has connections to BigBad racketeer Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw). When Lonnegan's goons rub out Luther and put a hit on Hooker's head, Hooker seeks out his mentor's friend, Henry Gondorff (Newman), a master of the "big con". Assembling their team, Hooker and Gondorff prepare to scam the big one out of Lonnegan.
3rd Feb '16 8:29:16 AM Mdumas43073
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* ConMan: Many of the main characters. Erie and Hooker start in a lower, {{Hustler}} territory since they lack experience in the LongCon. * ConMenHateGuns: Averted, Hooker would happily kill the villain in revenge for the murder of his friend Luther, but realizes that he doesn't know enough about killing people to successfully pull it off and opts for cheating him out of a fortune instead.

* ConmanInMarksClothing: Gondorff plays a Napier, an obnoxious bookie named Shaw whom Lonnegan is set to rip-off with inside help from ''Kelly'' (Hooker).

* ConMan: Many of the main characters. Erie and Hooker start in a lower, {{Hustler}} territory since they lack experience in the LongCon. * ConMenHateGuns: Averted, Hooker would happily kill the villain in revenge for the murder of his friend Luther, but realizes that he doesn't know enough about killing people to successfully pull it off and opts for cheating him out of a fortune instead.

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* ConMan: Many of the main characters. Erie and Hooker start in a lower, {{Hustler}} territory since they lack experience in the LongCon. * ConMenHateGuns: Averted, Hooker would happily kill the villain in revenge for the murder of his friend Luther, but realizes that he doesn't know enough about killing people FakeMark: Gondorff plays an obnoxious bookie named ''Shaw'', whom Lonnegan is set to successfully pull it off and opts for cheating him out of a fortune instead. rip-off with inside help from ''Kelly'' (Hooker).
3rd Feb '16 1:19:02 AM Mdumas43073
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* FeetFirstIntroduction: Lonnegan's courier/Hooker and Luther's mark, in the opening.
4th Jan '16 4:54:39 AM TrollBrutal
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''The Sting'' is an [[TropeCodifier iconic]] [[TheCon con film]] released in 1973. It reunites ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'' director George Roy Hill with stars Creator/RobertRedford and Creator/PaulNewman.
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''The Sting'' is an [[TropeCodifier iconic]] [[TheCon con film]] released in 1973. It reunites ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'' director George Roy Hill Creator/GeorgeRoyHill with stars Creator/RobertRedford and Creator/PaulNewman.
31st Dec '15 11:47:43 AM dmcreif
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Set in 1930s Chicago, the film opens up with novice con Johnny Hooker and his mentor, Luther, as they pull off their latest sting. Unfortunately, they've bitten off more than they can chew this time; their latest victim has connections to BigBad racketeer Doyle Lonnegan. When Lonnegan's goons rub out Luther and put a hit on Hooker's head, Hooker seeks out his mentor's friend, Henry Gondorff, a master of the "big con". Assembling their team, Hooker and Gondorff prepare to scam the big one out of Lonnegan.
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Set in 1930s Chicago, the film opens up with novice con Johnny Hooker (Redford) and his mentor, Luther, Luther (Robert Earl Jones), as they pull off their latest sting. Unfortunately, they've bitten off more than they can chew this time; their latest victim has connections to BigBad racketeer Doyle Lonnegan. Lonnegan (Robert Shaw). When Lonnegan's goons rub out Luther and put a hit on Hooker's head, Hooker seeks out his mentor's friend, Henry Gondorff, Gondorff (Newman), a master of the "big con". Assembling their team, Hooker and Gondorff prepare to scam the big one out of Lonnegan.
30th Dec '15 4:16:56 PM bt8257
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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Kid Twist (''Kid Twist!'') wants to know who else is available for the big con:
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* AwesomeMcCoolname: AwesomeMcCoolName: Kid Twist (''Kid Twist!'') wants to know who else is available for the big con:
30th Dec '15 4:16:29 PM bt8257
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''The Sting'' is an [[TropeCodifier iconic]] [[TheCon con film]] released in 1973. It reunites ''ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'' director Creator/GeorgeRoyHill with stars Creator/RobertRedford and Creator/PaulNewman.
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''The Sting'' is an [[TropeCodifier iconic]] [[TheCon con film]] released in 1973. It reunites ''ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'' ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'' director Creator/GeorgeRoyHill George Roy Hill with stars Creator/RobertRedford and Creator/PaulNewman.

* BlackAndGreyMorality: The protagonists are con men who swindle people for a living, but their antagonists are worse; a scummy courier, a corrupt brutal cop and a ruthless gangster.
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* BlackAndGreyMorality: BlackAndGrayMorality: The protagonists are con men who swindle people for a living, but their antagonists are worse; a scummy courier, a corrupt brutal cop and a ruthless gangster.
29th Nov '15 12:06:22 PM eroock
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'''''The Sting''''' is an [[TropeCodifier iconic]] [[TheCon con film]] released in 1973. It reunites ''ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'' director Creator/GeorgeRoyHill with stars Creator/RobertRedford and Creator/PaulNewman.
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'''''The Sting''''' ''The Sting'' is an [[TropeCodifier iconic]] [[TheCon con film]] released in 1973. It reunites ''ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'' director Creator/GeorgeRoyHill with stars Creator/RobertRedford and Creator/PaulNewman.
16th Nov '15 7:09:43 AM demonfiren
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* {{MondeGreen}}: Invoked in the final bet with the horse Lucky Dan. [[spoiler: "I said place! Place it on Lucky... That horse is gonna run second!"]]
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* {{MondeGreen}}: {{Mondegreen}}: Invoked in the final bet with the horse Lucky Dan. [[spoiler: "I said place! Place it on Lucky... That horse is gonna run second!"]]

** When Harmon tells Donnegan--who bet $500,000 on Lucky Dan to win--that Lucky Dan is going to run second.
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** When Harmon tells Donnegan--who Lonnegan--who bet $500,000 on Lucky Dan to win--that Lucky Dan is going to run second.
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