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The Sting

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The Sting was a 1973/1974 big caper movie based in the 1930s and centered around a convoluted plot by two professional "grifters" (Paul Newman and Robert Redford) to con a mob boss (Robert Shaw). The story is based in part on a real life con game orchestrated by "Count" Victor Lustig.

The film is divided into distinct sections with old-fashioned title cards. It is noted for its musical score -- particularly its theme song, "The Entertainer" -- a piano rag by Scott Joplin, which was lightly adapted for the movie by Marvin Hamlisch.

A major box office success, it was the highest grossing film of 1974, taking in more than US$160 million.

A belated sequel, The Sting II appeared in 1983.

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