Sun 25 November 2:00pm
Director: George Roy Hill
Cast: Paul Newman, Robert Redford
In The Sting, Robert 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.
The Sting became one of the biggest hits of the early ’70s; picking up seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Adapted Score.