The Sting II (1983)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  18 February 1983 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kid Colors
Kathalina Veniero ...
Blonde with Kid Colors
José Pérez ...
Carlos (Lonnegan's Guard) (as Jose Perez)
Gellecher (Lonnegan's 2nd Guard)
Lonnegan's Thug (as Frank McCarthy)
Richard C. Adams ...
Lonnegan's Thug
Band Leader
Frances Bergen ...
Lady Dorsett
Monica Lewis ...
Band Singer


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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The con is on... place your bets!


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Release Date:

18 February 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Next Sting  »

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$6,300,000 (USA)

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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 »


Referenced in The Simpsons: The Great Money Caper (2000) See more »

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not a bad sequel
30 November 2007 | by (sacramento, ca) – See all my reviews

sequels often disappoint and are often the poor relation of the first film. However, this is a very under-rated, well written and acted sequel. It had me guessing until the end and had me thinking about what happened several hours after it had ended, normally a good sign for me of a compelling, interesting movie. Completely different cast from the first film but there are no B-listers here. Sets were authentic for the 1940's too and in those days, low-level boxing bouts were ripe with tales of corruption and allegations of fighters taking dives on the whims of unscrupulous gamblers and the movie set the scene perfectly in my opinion. Ignore the low IMDb rating, its more significant for me that there are very few votes so in statistical terms, the sampling is too low. If you are after a cleverly done, fast moving tale about grifting and the art of the con that acts as a fine compliment to the original film, this ones for you!

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