Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Sting

I chose the movie The Sting for today's Movie of the Day. It was directed by George Roy Hill and it stars Robert Redford and Paul Newman. The movie was released in 1973 and won a total of 7 Oscars. The movie focuses around Robert Redford's character Johnny Hooker, who just happens to be a con man living in Chicago. Johnny Hooker and Partner Luther (Robert Earl Jones) steal from a big time Chicago mobster named Doyle Lonnegan and Luther gets killed. So in order to get back at Lonnegan, Hooker partners up with a fellow con man Henry Gondorff played by Paul Newman. They put together an elaborate scheme to get back at Lonnegan and also make a lot of money in the process. The movie is full of twists and surprises and this drama filled comedy will definitely keep you in your seat. The movie currently has a rating of 93% on Rottentomatoes and I would definitely rate it a 4 star on my chart. I hope you enjoy this movie as much as I do.

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