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The Sting II (1983)

A team of cons is planning a new scam involving betting on a boxing match but one of its past victims aims to exact revenge by eliminating the whole group.

Director:

Jeremy Kagan (as Jeremy Paul Kagan)

Writer:

David S. Ward
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Gleason ... Fargo Gondorff
Mac Davis ... Jake Hooker
Teri Garr ... Veronica
Karl Malden ... Gus Macalinski
Oliver Reed ... Lonnegan
Bert Remsen ... Kid Colors
Kathalina Veniero Kathalina Veniero ... Blonde with Kid Colors
José Pérez José Pérez ... Carlos (Lonnegan's Guard) (as Jose Perez)
Larry Bishop ... Gellecher (Lonnegan's 2nd Guard)
Francis X. McCarthy ... Lonnegan's Thug (as Frank McCarthy)
Richard C. Adams Richard C. Adams ... Lonnegan's Thug
Ron Rifkin ... Eddie
Harry James ... Band Leader
Frances Bergen ... Lady Dorsett
Monica Lewis ... Band Singer
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Storyline

Lonnegan is planning to get back at Gondorff and Hooker for bilking him out of half a million. At the same time Gondorff and Hooker are planning their next caper. And their mark is a man named Macalinski, who makes Lonnegan look like a pussycat. Their con is boxing match and Hooker is the fighter whom they have to make look good but Macalinski needs some convincing, and Hooker is a little rusty. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Taglines:

The con is on... place your bets!

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

18 February 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El golpe II See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Monica, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,106,108, 21 February 1983

Gross USA:

$6,347,072
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Oliver Reed played the role of Doyle Lonnegan, which he turned down in The Sting (1973). Robert Shaw was cast instead. See more »

Goofs

The Coney Island Roller Coaster train is made of fiberglass, not wood, as a 1940s coaster train would be. Fiberglass was introduced commercially in 1936, but it was used mostly as insulation. It wasn't used for applications like roller coasters until well into the 1950's. See more »

Quotes

Fargo Gondorff: [Pointing his finger] Don't you ever call me a hustler.
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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: The Great Money Caper (2000) See more »

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Better than Sting I
22 September 2000 | by SanDiegoSee all my reviews

You'll forget all about Newman and Redford once this picture starts and you see Gleason and Davis take over the characters. I think if it weren't for the original this might have swept the Academy Awards, including a very deserved Oscar for Teri Garr. Gleason is the definitive Gondorff! Davis, hot off his success in "North Dallas Forty" charms his way through another great performance as Hooker. With Oliver Reed and Karl Malden one wonders if we'll ever see such caliber of actors in the same room again, let alone the same film. Wow! Sorry, none of this is true...this is a Sting...too.


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