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?
One reason that Jackie Gleason
was cast in this movie when Paul Newman
wasn't going to appear is that Gleason had played Minnesota Fats opposite Newman's Fast Eddie Felson in The Hustler
(1961), one of the most famous other classic con movies in film history. 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