The Sting

The Sting (1973)

...all it takes is a little confidence.

  • Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
  • Release Date: 1973-12-25
  • User Rating: 8/10 from 2106 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 9min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: George Roy Hill
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A novice con man teams up with an acknowledged master to avenge the murder of a mutual friend by pulling off the ultimate big con and swindling a fortune from a big-time mobster.

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  • Paul Newman

    as Henry Gondorff
  • Robert Redford

    as Johnny Hooker
  • Robert Shaw

    as Doyle Lonnegan
  • Charles Durning

    as Lt. Wm. Snyder
  • Ray Walston

    as J.J. Singleton
  • Eileen Brennan

    as Billie
  • Harold Gould

    as Kid Twist
  • John Heffernan

    as Eddie Niles
  • Dana Elcar

    as F.B.I. Agent Polk
  • Jack Kehoe

    as Erie Kid
  • Dimitra Arliss

    as Loretta
  • Robert Earl Jones

    as Luther Coleman
  • James Sloyan

    as Mottola
  • Charles Dierkop

    as Floyd (Bodyguard)
  • Lee Paul

    as Bodyguard
  • Sally Kirkland

    as Crystal
  • Avon Long

    as Benny Garfield
  • Arch Johnson

    as Combs
  • Ed Bakey

    as Granger
  • Brad Sullivan

    as Cole
  • John Quade

    as Riley
  • Larry D. Mann

    as Train Conductor
  • Leonard Barr

    as Burlesque House Comedian
  • Paulene Myers

    as Alva Coleman
  • Joe Tornatore

    as Black Gloved Gunman
  • Jack Collins

    as Duke Boudreau
  • Tom Spratley

    as Curly Jackson
  • Kenneth O'Brien

    as Greer
  • Ken Sansom

    as Western Union Executive
  • Ta-Tanisha

    as Louise Coleman
  • William Benedict

    as Roulette Dealer
  • Robert Brubaker

    as Bill Clayton from Pittsburgh (uncredited)
  • Kathleen Freeman

    as Kid Twist's Wife (uncredited)
  • Susan French

    as Landlady (uncredited)
  • Bruce Kimball

    as Lacey the Bouncer (uncredited)
  • Alexander Lockwood

    as Landlord (uncredited)
  • Chuck Morrell

    as FBI Agent Chuck (uncredited)
  • Byron Morrow

    as Mr. Jameson from Chicago (uncredited)
  • Pearl Shear

    as Lady in Phone Booth (uncredited)
  • Arthur Tovey

    as Bank Officer (uncredited)
  • Guy Way

    as Gambling Den Boss (uncredited)
  • Jim Michael

    as Bartender (uncredited)
Art Henry Bumstead Art Direction
Production Richard D. Zanuck Executive Producer
Editing William Reynolds Editor
Crew Dean Smith Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Bernie Pollack Set Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Edith Head Costume Design
Production David Brown Executive Producer
Directing George Roy Hill Director
Camera Robert Surtees Director of Photography
Sound Marvin Hamlisch Music Arranger
Production Julia Phillips Producer
Production Michael Phillips Producer
Writing David S. Ward Writer
Sound Ronald Pierce Sound
Art James W. Payne Set Decoration
Directing Charlsie Bryant Script Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Rick Sharp Makeup Artist
Production Tony Bill Producer
Production Robert Crawford Jr. Associate Producer
Sound Billy Byers Music
Sound Dennis C. Salcedo Sound
Production William Batliner Casting
Production Robert J. LaSanka Casting
Crew Bob Warner Special Effects
Directing Charles Dismukes Second Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Connie Nichols Hairstylist
Visual Effects Albert Whitlock Visual Effects
Camera Charles W. Short Camera Operator
Costume & Make-Up Gary Liddiard Makeup Artist
Crew Mickey Gilbert Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Peter V. Saldutti Set Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Mark Reedall Makeup Artist
Crew Eileen Peterson Unit Publicist
Crew John Moio Stunts
Directing Ray Gosnell Jr. First Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Jim Gillespie Makeup Artist
Production Ernest B. Wehmeyer Production Manager
Crew Steven Burnett Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Andrea E. Weaver Set Costumer
Crew John Scarne Technical Advisor
Sound Robert Bertrand Sound
Art Jaroslav Gebr Title Illustration
Sound Scott Joplin Music
Art Julius Rosenkrantz Property Master