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Nick the Sting (1976)
"Gli amici di Nick Hezard" (original title)

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Nick Hezard, a young con man, wants to avenge the death of a friend of his and organizes a swindle trying to cheat Robert Turner, an American businessman he thinks responsible for his ... See full summary »

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Nick Hezard
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Robert Clark
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Maurice
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Anna
Dagmar Lassander ...
Chantal
Isabella Biagini ...
Edy
Fred Williams ...
Henry
Mario Pisu ...
Phil
Riccardo Salvino ...
Mark
William Berger ...
Roizman
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Regina - Nick's Mother
Jean-Claude Vernè
Rosario Borelli ...
Ray
Edoardo Faieta ...
Rahn (as Eddy Fay)
Flora Carosello ...
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Nick Hezard, a young con man, wants to avenge the death of a friend of his and organizes a swindle trying to cheat Robert Turner, an American businessman he thinks responsible for his friend's death. He succeeds in getting a hundred thousand swiss francs and uses them to carry out the second part of his plan. Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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Luc Merenda and fellow con-artists pull a big con on Lee J. Cobb
22 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Nick the Sting" (1976) follows the idea of "The Sting" (1973) with the nature of the sting completely changed. Luc Merenda leads the sting operation to get revenge on Lee J. Cobb who has had one of his pals killed, plus Cobb had attempted to frame Merenda so as to be able to collect $4 million in insurance money for a faked jewel robbery from himself. Merenda's mother is one of his associates. She's the lively Valentina Cortese. Her second husband is Gabriele Ferzetti, another principal in the large con-game team. The plot is clever and the show is played in an amusing style, quite boisterously, quite hyper, quite loudly. Subtlety is not evident in most of it, with the exception of Ferzetti's appearance.

Merenda and his crew are convincing. Merenda's character is never at a loss for words and fast-talking. He comes on strong. He's dubbed with a heavy French accent as is his mother, and this makes listening quite a burden after awhile.

Not a masterpiece of film, not a comedy, not really a poliziotesscho, it's more a caper movie and not as well done as "The Sting". After awhile, Cobb doesn't have much to do except look frustrated. This was one of his last films.

Although I'm glad to have seen it, I can't say it will be a favorite of mine.


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