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George Roy Hill’s The Sting

Classic Film Night

Robert Redford and Paul Newman star in George Roy Hill’s 1973 Academy Award winning film, The Sting.

It is September, 1936 and aspiring con-artist Johnny Hooker (Redford) finds himself on the run. After pulling a con on mobster Doyle Lonnegan results in the death of his friend Luther, Hooker flees to the safety of Chicago. While there he meets master conman Henry Gondorff, an old friend of Luther’s. To avenge the death of their mutual friend, the pair team up to pull a long-con on Lonnegan, so elaborate and precise he won’t even know he’s been swindled. As their plan unfolds, however, things don’t exactly go smoothly, requiring some last-minute improvisation by the undaunted duo.

This is the second pairing of Redford-Newman, following the success of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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