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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Paul Newman
Robert Redford
Robert Shaw
Charles Durning
Directors
George Roy Hill
Screenwriters
David S Ward
Running Time
129 minutes

The Sting
The other classic Newman / Redford buddy movie.


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Plot
When his partner is murdered, young con artist Johnny Hooker (Redford) is keen to get revenge. He teams up with his dead mate's old friend Henry Gondorff (Newman), a fellow conman enduring a run of bad luck. Together they set up the swindle of a lifetime.


Verdict
One of those instances where everything good about Hollywood just fell into one place at the right time, it's almost impossible not to get swept up in the vivaciousness of The Sting as a whole. Magnificent, timeless stuff.


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