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.
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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