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The Flim-Flam Man (1967)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy  |  29 September 1967 (West Germany)
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Mordecai Jones (George C. Scott) is a rural con artist (a 'flim flam man') who takes on a young army deserter Curley (Michael Sarrazin) as his protégé and teaches him the tricks of the ... See full summary »

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Mordecai Jones (George C. Scott) is a rural con artist (a 'flim flam man') who takes on a young army deserter Curley (Michael Sarrazin) as his protégé and teaches him the tricks of the trade. Sheriff Slade (Harry Morgan) is in hot pursuit of the pair and rich girl Bonnie Lee Packard (Sue Lyon) becomes romantically involved with Curley and helps the fleeing duo stay one step ahead of the sheriff. The film features a great automobile chase scene for those who appreciate this kind of cinema hijinks. Screenplay by William Rose ("It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World"). Written by alfiehitchie

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Meet Mordecai Jones; Master of Back-Stabbing, Cork-Screwing and Dirty-Dealing-Dealing!

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One of two crime films first released in the year of 1967 which featured a leading character called "Bonnie". In The Flim-Flam Man (1967) it was Bonnie Lee Packard played by Sue Lyon in this film whilst Faye Dunaway played one of the title characters in the classic gangster movie Bonnie and Clyde (1967). See more »

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The train that runs the truck off the tracks is the same one that Mordecai is thrown from in the beginning and the one he boards at the end. See more »

Quotes

Mordecai Jones: Only cheat the cheaters, boy - you can't cheat an honest man!
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This movie need to be better known!
21 July 2001 | by (CA) – See all my reviews

I saw this film on AMC a while back and fell in love with its charm and hilarity. The film is about a runaway teenager and a seasoned old "crook". The movie is very funny, with one great scene linked to the next one. Directed by Irvin Kershner (Empire Strikes Back). Here, he shows a flair for staging complex set pieces and good comic timing. George C. Scott, always great, seems to be the perfect choice as the old con-man. As playful as this film is, there are some tender moments between the characters, adding some heart to an already fun movie. I hope this movie becomes more widespread in the future, since I feel so many are missing out on this one!

This movie was so good, I hunted down the next scheduled airing on TV, and made sure I recorded it. I've enjoyed it on tape ever since. Here's hoping for a future DVD!


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