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The Sting (1973) Poster

(1973)

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Henry Gondorff: You not gonna stick around for your share?

Johnny Hooker: Nah. I'd only blow it.

[Polk greets Snyder]

FBI Agent Polk: Sit down and shut up, will ya? Try not to live up to all my expectations.

Johnny Hooker: Can you get a mob together?

Henry Gondorff: After what happened to Luther, I don't think I can get more than two, three hundred guys.

Johnny Hooker: Luther! Good God, we're millionaires!

Luther: Jesus! Did you know he was that loaded?

Johnny Hooker: Hell no. I just cut into him. I woulda settled for pawning one of them shoes.

Doyle Lonnegan: I put it all on Lucky Dan; half a million dollars to win.

Kid Twist: To win? I said *place*! "Place hit on Lucky D-" That horse is gonna run second!

Doyle Lonnegan: [There is a pause, and Lonnegan runs horrified to the betting booth] There's been a mistake! Gimme my money back!

Doyle Lonnegan: Your boss is quite a card player, Mr. Kelly; how does he do it?

Johnny Hooker: He cheats.

[Gondorff enters the poker game pretending to be drunk]

Henry Gondorff: Sorry I'm late. I was taking a crap.

Doyle Lonnegan: Not only are you a cheat, you're a gutless cheat as well.

Johnny Hooker: You're right, Henry. It's not enough. But

[laughs]

Johnny Hooker: it's close!

Doyle Lonnegan: [losing his temper with Henry] The name's Lonnegan! Doyle Lonnegan! You're gonna remember that name or you're gonna get yourself a new game! You follow?

Henry Gondorff: What's your problem?

Doyle Lonnegan: I'm putting half a million dollars on Lucky Dan to win, third race at Riverside Park.

Henry Gondorff: Can't lay that off in time. A bet like that could break us.

[Hooker stares at him incredulously]

Doyle Lonnegan: Not only are you a cheat, you're a gutless cheat as well.

Henry Gondorff: What are the odds?

Eddie Niles: Four to one.

Henry Gondorff: Take all of it!

Floyd: Doyle, I KNOW I gave him four THREES. He had to make a SWITCH. We can't let him get away with that.

Doyle Lonnegan: What was I supposed to do - call him for cheating better than me, in front of the others?

Kid Twist: Dukey, if this thing blows up, the Feds will be the least of our problems

Luther: How much did you lose?

Johnny Hooker: [winces] All of it.

Luther: In one damn night? What are you spraying money around like that for, you could've been nailed.

Johnny Hooker: I checked the place first. There were no dicks in there.

Luther: But you're a con man! And you blew it like a pimp!

[Figuring out which con to pull on Lonnegan]

J.J. Singleton: I dunno know what to do with this guy, Henry. He's an Irishman who doesn't drink, doesn't smoke, and doesn't chase dames. He's a grand knight in the Knights of Columbus, and he only goes out to play faro. Sometimes plays 15 or 20 hours at a time, just him against the house.

Henry Gondorff: Roulette? Craps?

J.J. Singleton: He won't touch 'em. The croupier at Gilman's says he never plays anything he can't win.

Henry Gondorff: Sports?

J.J. Singleton: Likes to be seen with fighters sometimes, but he doesn't go to the fights or bet on 'em.

Henry Gondorff: Jesus. Does he do anything where he's not alone?

J.J. Singleton: Just poker. And he cheats. Pretty good at it, too.

Loretta: I don't even know you.

Johnny Hooker: You know me. I'm the same as you. It's two in the morning and I don't know nobody.

Henry Gondorff: Glad to meet you, kid. You're a real horse's ass.

Johnny Hooker: Luther said I could learn something from you. I already know how to drink.

Billie: Who told you this guy was in here?

Lieutenant William Snyder: Nobody. I just know what kind of woman he likes. Going to check all the joy houses till I find him.

Billie: Oh, well maybe I could help you, if you tell me his name.

Lieutenant William Snyder: I doubt it. Which way are the rooms?

Billie: Right through there. But I wouldn't go in there if I were you.

Lieutenant William Snyder: What you are going to do, call the cops?

Billie: I don't have to. You'd be busting in on the Chief of Police just up the hall.

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Johnny Hooker: I gave him the breakout just like you said.

Henry Gondorff: And?

Johnny Hooker: 'S good. He threatened to kill me.

Henry Gondorff: Hell, kid, they don't do that, you know you're not getting to 'em.

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Johnny Hooker: He's not as tough as he thinks.

Henry Gondorff: Neither are we.

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Louise Coleman: If I didn't know you better, I'd swear you had some class!

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Kid Twist: Now how do you want to work this? Flat rate or percentage?

Benny Garfield: Who's the mark?

Kid Twist: Doyle Lonnegan.

Benny Garfield: Flat rate.

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Doyle Lonnegan: Mr. Shaw, we usually require a tie at this table... if you don't have one we can get you one.

Henry Gondorff: That'd be real nice of you, Mr. Lonniman!

Doyle Lonnegan: Lonnegan.

[Gondorf nods and burps in response]

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Doyle Lonnegan: You see that fella in the red sweather over there? His name's Donnie McCoy. Works a few of the protection rackets for Cunnaro when he's waiting for something better to happen. Donnie and I have known each other since we were six. Take a good look at that face, Floyd. Because if he ever finds out I can be beat by one lousy grifter, I'll have to kill him and every other hood who wants to muscle in on my Chicago operation.

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Joe Erie: Hello Snyder. Whattya doin' up here?

Lieutenant William Snyder: I'm on vacation. You see that friend of yours lately?

Joe Erie: No, no. He packed it in. Enrolled in detective school.

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Henry Gondorff: Tough luck, Lonnehan. But that's what you get for playing with your head up your ass!

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Johnny Hooker: Hey, where's June?

Loretta: She quit. I'm filling in for a couple of days, till I can get a train outta here.

Johnny Hooker: Yeah? Where ya going?

Loretta: I don't know. Depends on which train I get on.

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Doyle Lonnegan: [Repeated line] You follow?

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Henry Gondorff: You have to keep this con even after you take his money. He can't know you took him.

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