The Sting [DVD] [1973]

  • SKU: 20071132
  • Release Date: 06/05/2012
  • Rating: PG
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (20 out of 20)

Special Features


  • The Art of the Sting - 3-part Documentary on the creation of the film featuring Interviews with Robert Redford, Paul Newman
  • Theatrical Trailer

Synopsis


The Sting
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

Cast & Crew


  • Paul Newman
    Paul Newman - Henry Gondorff/Mr. Shaw
  • Robert Redford
    Robert Redford - Johnny Hooker/Kelly
  • Robert Shaw
    Robert Shaw - Doyle Lonnegan
  • Charles Durning
    Charles Durning - Lt. William Snyder
  • Ray Walston
    Ray Walston - Singleton



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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Blu-ray worthy of your Confidence

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    ItsBlueGuy
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    The Sting is a film of intelligence and incredible charm. Every detail of the production, from its costumes to its music, appear to have been handled with great enthusiasm. Many films and television shows since have attempted to lift the film's architecture and memorable character ticks, but, throughout its smile-inducing runtime, there's no doubt that The Sting remains one of a kind. This Blu-ray release contains a nice retrospective and a solid audio-visual presentation of the film. As with previous releases on DVD and HD DVD, picture quality lacks the sharp, slick appearance of The Sting's modern-day caper contemporaries, but the hazy nostalgia of its 1930s atmosphere (or 1970s filmmaking) minimizes any resulting disappointment. The Sting on Blu-ray is a top-notch film faithfully conveyed and a sure bet for any collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    the best movie.....EVER

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    thestandard

    Simply put, this is the best movie I've ever seen. Sorry Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, Star Wars, etc.; but this is the best feature film I've seen in 30+ years of viewing. If you haven't seen this film, you need to. It is excellent. A dynamite cast and a great screenplay beats special effects anytime. WARNING: There are no massive car chases, wild love scenes, huge gunfights, or explosions that require surround sound. You merely get two of America's greatest living actors in a film that won multiple Academy Awards.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the Best Movies Ever Made!

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    moviereviewer1949
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    The Blu-ray provided excellent picture and sound quality. This movie is one of the most entertaining ever made. Paul Newman and Robert Redford are at their best and Robert Shaw is a great villain. The movie has lots of action and twists and turns in the plot. Buy it and Watch it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Still a great movie

    Posted
    Technogeekster
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    Loved the movie when I saw it at the theater as a kid and nice to havea copy on Blu-ray to watch when ever I want. Remember when it was made and don't look down aon it because it doesn't have all the latest 'technomagic' of the new movies. It's still really good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    one of the best movies of 1974

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    joey49er
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    saw this movie as a kid and bought the dvd for memories. paul newman and robert redford are great together just as they were in butch cassidy. i love the way this movie ends with the double cross. i love bonus features and this dvd has plenty

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Classic Reborn on BLU-RAY

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    TOlsen
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    I like the low prices Best Buy has had lately on classics that are offered on BLU-RAY. Those that I can't live without I want to upgrade. This is one of them. A good Hollywood classic from the 70's that captures that studio film experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A classic

    Posted
    bunny
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    Holds up great, the unexpected twists and turns keep you guessing til the end, and the period set is terrific.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Two of the best together again.

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    iLovefilms
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    What can I say about this dynamic duo, only that they are two of the greatest screen legends. Amazing chemistry & performances by Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Great film.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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