The Sting (1973)
Two grifters team up to pull off the ultimate con.
"The Sting" is a 1973 American caper film set in September 1936, involving a complicated plot by two professional grifters (Paul Newman and Robert Redford) to con a mob boss (Robert Shaw). The film was directed by George Roy Hill, who had directed Newman and Redford in the western "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid". Created by screenwriter David S. Ward, the story was inspired by real-life cons perpetrated by brothers Fred and Charley Gondorff and documented by David Maurer in his book The Big Con: The Story of the Confidence Man.
Genre': Comedy, Crime, Drama
Release date: December 25, 1973
Director: George Roy Hill
Screenplay by: David S. Ward
Based on: The book, "The Big Con: The Story of the Confidence Man" by David Maurer
Music: Marvin Hamlisch
Cinematography: Robert Surtees
Edited by: William Reynolds
Cast: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning, Ray Walston, Eileen Brennan, Harold Gould, John Heffernan, Dana Elcar
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
* © Theatrical release poster by Richard Amsel