In 1930s Chicago, young con man Johnny Hooker (Redford) seeks revenge for the murder of his partner. He hooks up with older and more experienced con artist Henry Gondorff (Newman) to pull a big con on the mob boss Doyle Lonnegan (Shaw). Veteran director George Roy Hill did a beautiful job with this 1973 classic, which won seven Oscars, from best film and direction to costume design, art/set direction, and music (Marvin Hamlisch arrangements of the timeless rags of Scott Joplin -- which date a couple decades before the time of the story, but they FEEL perfect). Ray Walston and Eileen Brennan may also be glimpsed among the cast. A delightful, not-too-dark caper movie.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus
This movie features excellent performances from both Redford and Newman. Newman, an ex-con, teaches Redford the ropes in a prohibition-age setting. Both characters seek the monetary downfall of a crime boss who has killed a mutual friend of theirs. It is a fun comedic movie with an excellent surprise ending.
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