History Film / TheSting

17th Jun '16 11:17:15 PM WillBGood
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* VengeanceFeelsEmpty: In the final scene [[spoiler: Hooker, proving [[CynicalMentor Gondorff]] right, feels this way after beating Lonnegan and remarks vengeance it's not enough. He still cracks a joke: "but it's close!"]]

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* VengeanceFeelsEmpty: In the final scene [[spoiler: Hooker, proving [[CynicalMentor Gondorff]] right, feels this way after beating Lonnegan and remarks vengeance it's is not enough. He still cracks a joke: "but it's close!"]]
17th Jun '16 11:15:25 PM WillBGood
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* InformedAbility: Salino is supposed to be Lonnegan's top assassin, to the point that Lonnegan's [[TheDragon Dragon]] tells Lonnegan that ordering [[spoiler:her]] to find and kill Hooker is a ''serious'' case of overkill. As the ComplexityAddiction explanation above showcases, [[spoiler:her]] spending ''way'' too much time toying around with Hooker is what gets this "top assassin" killed with ease, on top of a very real risk of having never found him (with the method [[spoiler:she]] was using to look for him).

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* InformedAbility: Salino is supposed to be Lonnegan's top assassin, to the point that Lonnegan's [[TheDragon Dragon]] tells Lonnegan that ordering [[spoiler:her]] them to find and kill Hooker is a ''serious'' case of overkill. As the ComplexityAddiction explanation above showcases, [[spoiler:her]] their spending ''way'' too much time toying around with Hooker is what gets this "top assassin" killed with ease, on top of a very real risk of having never found him (with the method [[spoiler:she]] was they were using to look for him).
15th Jun '16 8:14:59 PM SmokestackJones
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Set in 1936 Chicago, the film opens up with novice con Johnny Hooker (Redford) along with Joe Erie (Jack Kehoe)and Hooker's 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.

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Set in 1936 Chicago, the film opens up with novice con Johnny Hooker (Redford) along with Joe Erie (Jack Kehoe)and Kehoe) and Hooker's 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.
15th Jun '16 8:09:15 PM SmokestackJones
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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.

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Set in 1936 Chicago, the film opens up with novice con Johnny Hooker (Redford) and his along with Joe Erie (Jack Kehoe)and Hooker's 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.
11th Mar '16 9:45:22 AM AdamKeller
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* Dating:Catwoman: [[spoiler: Loretta, the waitress]], who saves Hooker's life and with whom he then spends the night, turns out to be [[spoiler: the feared hired killer Loretta Salino]], who all along intended to kill him herself.

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* Dating:Catwoman: DatingCatwoman: [[spoiler: Loretta, the waitress]], who saves Hooker's life and with whom he then spends the night, turns out to be [[spoiler: the feared hired killer Loretta Salino]], who all along intended to kill him herself.
11th Mar '16 9:44:22 AM AdamKeller
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* Dating:Catwoman: [[spoiler: Loretta, the waitress]], who saves Hooker's life and with whom he them spends the night turns out to be [[spoiler: the feared hired killer Loretta Salino]], who intended to kill him herself.

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* Dating:Catwoman: [[spoiler: Loretta, the waitress]], who saves Hooker's life and with whom he them then spends the night night, turns out to be [[spoiler: the feared hired killer Loretta Salino]], who all along intended to kill him herself.
11th Mar '16 9:43:07 AM AdamKeller
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* Dating:Catwoman: [[spoiler: Loretta, the waitress]], who saves Hooker's life and with whom he them spends the night turns out to be [[spoiler: the feared hired killer Loretta Salino]], who intended to kill him herself.
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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* FakeMark: Gondorff plays an obnoxious bookie named ''Shaw'', whom Lonnegan is set to rip-off with inside help from ''Kelly'' (Hooker).
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