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
The con is on... place your bets!
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
Both times that Hooker rides the Coney Island roller coaster, his cap stays neatly in place, on his head, for the entire ride. In reality, that type of coaster can reach speeds of 60-70mph. His cap should've blown off during the first drop. See more
Referenced in Movie Stars: Pilot