Lonnegan is planning to get back at Gondorff and Hooker for bilking him out of half a million. At the same time Gondorff and Hooker are planning their next caper. And their mark is a man named Macalinski, who makes Lonnegan look like a pussycat. There con is boxing match and Hooker is the fighter whom they have to make look good but Macalinski needs some convincing, and Hooker is a little rusty. Written by
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Did You Know?
A further 'Sting' movie was planned around the time of the production and release of this sequel. This film was intended to be prequel to The Sting
(1973) and cover the early life of Henry Gondorff who was played by Paul Newman
in the original. The prequel was to show him being mentored The Hustler
(1961)-style by famed con man Soapy Smith. When 'The Sting II' failed at the box-office, plans for this third 'Sting' movie were dropped. See more
The Coney Island Roller Coaster train is made of fiberglass, not wood, as a 1940s coaster train would be. Fiberglass was introduced commercially in 1936, but it was used mostly as insulation. It wasn't used for applications like roller coasters until well into the 1950's. See more