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The Sting II [DVD] [1983]

Release Date:08/03/2004
Jeremy Paul Kagan's uninspired follow-up to the Oscar-winning The Sting, The Sting II, debuts on DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English and French subtitles are accessible. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence. This is a by-the-numbers release from Universal.

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    Special Features

    • Closed Captioned


    The Sting II
    Although penned by the same screenwriter, David S. Ward, this sequel to The Sting (1973) is tarnished by comparisons to its predecessor. Jackie Gleason fills the shoes of Paul Newman as Harry Gondorff and Mac Davis slips into the Robert Redford role of Johnny Hooker, two con men pals whose latest "sting" involves Hooker pretending to be a down on his luck boxer. Their goal is the fixing of a prizefight, which will rook a tacky nightclub owner (Karl Malden) out of a fortune while simultaneously getting revenge on their old nemesis, Doyle Lonnegan (Oliver Reed). On their side is Veronica (Teri Garr), a seasoned scam artist, but what Gondorff and Hooker don't know is that Lonnegan is manipulating events behind the scenes. Director Jeremy Paul Kagan followed up this terribly unfunny and inferior sequel with the much better received The Journey of Natty Gann (1985), while Ward became a director of such comedies as Major League (1989) and King Ralph (1991). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Jackie Gleason
      Jackie Gleason - Gondorff
    • Mac Davis
      Mac Davis - Hooker
    • Teri Garr
      Teri Garr - Countess Veronique
    • Karl Malden
      Karl Malden - Macalinski
    • Oliver Reed
      Oliver Reed - Doyle Lonnegan

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