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  • 129 min
  • United States
  • 2 Screenings
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This entertaining gem of a film toys with the audience, who become just as stung by the film as they would be by the film's lead tricksters. After the smash hit Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), director George Roy Hill reunited lead actors Paul Newman and Robert Redford for a new dose of success. The result was one of the most entertaining films of the 70s, and a welcome respite in a cynical American cinema landscape marked by the Watergate scandal.

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The plot is both simple and complex at the same time. Redford plays a young swindler who arrives in the big smoke of Chicago in the 1930s, hellbent on avenging the murder of his mentor and seeking assistance help from Henry (Newman) a veteran of the underworld. Together they hatch a plan to seize local mafia boss Doyle Lonnegan, played by Robert Shaw.

Seemingly straightforward so far, but this is where it gets complicated. There are so many cases of who’s conning who and twists and turns that it is nigh on impossible to keep up. While we get ‘stung’ just as much as the film's victim, it is the conviviality, charm and playful mischief of the film that makes the process of being deceived all the more enjoyable. Simply put, this is cinematic gold! The Academy agreed, awarding The Sting no less than seven Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director.


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Original title THE STING
Director George Roy Hill
Year 1973
Length 129 min
Country United States
Language English
Subtitles No subtitles
Cast Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw