"The Sting" (1973)

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The Sting (1973)

Zanuck/Brown Productions

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

Produced by: Tony Bill Michael Phillips, Julia Phillips
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


Academy Awards (1974 / 46th):
  • Best Picture
  • Best Director
  • Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced
  • Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Music, Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation
Directors Guild of America Awards (1974)
  • Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Overall: 18 wins and 6 nominations

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* © Theatrical release poster by Richard Amsel

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