The sting /

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Bibliographic Details
Imprint:Universal City, CA : Universal Home Video, c1998.
Description:1 videodisc (129 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Language:English
Subject:Feature films.
Comedy films.
Gangster films.
Gangsters -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama.
Swindlers and swindling -- Drama.
Gangsters.
Swindlers and swindling.
Illinois -- Chicago.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Gangster films.
Feature films.
Comedy films.
Drama.
Format: DVD Video
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/6277563
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Other authors / contributors:Hill, George Roy, 1922-
Ward, D. S.
Newman, Paul, 1925-2008
Redford, Robert.
Shaw, Robert, 1927-1978.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Universal Studios Home Video (Firm)
ISBN:0783225873 :
9780783225876
Notes:Originally released as a motion picture in 1973.
Dolby digital sound; full frame, 1.33:1; single layer.
Writer, David S. Ward; director, George Roy Hill; producers, Tony Bill, Michael Phillips, Julia Phillips.
Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw.
DVD.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Dialogue in English, with optional Spanish and French soundtracks, and optional Spanish subtitles.
Summary:Set in 1930's Chicago, this story deals with two con men who seek revenge on a big-time gangster who was responsible for the murder of their friend.
Target Audience:Rated PG.
Awards:Academy Award for Best Picture, 1973.
Description
Summary:Four years after setting box offices ablaze in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and director George Roy Hill re-teamed with similar success for The Sting. Redford plays Depression-era confidence trickster Johnny Hooker, whose friend and mentor Luther Coleman (Robert Earl Jones) is murdered by racketeer/gambler Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw). Hoping to avenge Luther's death, Johnny begins planning a "sting" -- an elaborate scam -- to destroy Lonnegan. He enlists the aid of "the greatest con artist of them all," Henry Gondorff (Paul Newman), who pulls himself out of a drunken stupor and rises to the occasion. Hooker and Gondorff gather together an impressive array of con men, all of whom despise Lonnegan and wish to settle accounts on behalf of Luther. The twists and surprises that follow are too complex to relate in detail -- suffice to say that you can't cheat an honest man, and that you shouldn't accept everything at face value. The Sting became one of the biggest hits of the early '70s; grossing 68.5 million dollars during its first run, the film also picked up seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Adapted Score for Marvin Hamlisch's unforgettable setting of Scott Joplin's ragtime music. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Crime caper set in the 1930's, with crooks who team up against a crime boss.
Item Description:Originally released as a motion picture in 1973.
Dolby digital sound; full frame, 1.33:1; single layer.
Physical Description:1 videodisc (129 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Format:DVD.
Audience:Rated PG.
Awards:Academy Award for Best Picture, 1973.
Production Credits:Writer, David S. Ward; director, George Roy Hill; producers, Tony Bill, Michael Phillips, Julia Phillips.
ISBN:0783225873 :
9780783225876