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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  14 December 1988 (USA)
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Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50.000 first.

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Storyline

Lawrence and Freddie are con-men; big-time and small time respectively. They unsuccessfully attempt to work together only to find that this town (on the French Mediterranean coast) aint big enough for the two of them. They agree to a "loser leaves" bet. The bet brings out the best/worse in the two. Interesting twist at the end. Written by Rob Hartill

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bet | rivalry | sipping soup | 1980s | jealousy | See more »

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Nice guys finish last. Meet the winners.

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Comedy | Crime

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14 December 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dos pícaros sinvergüenzas  »

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$42,039,085 (USA)
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Trivia

Actress Sean Young was offered the role of Janet Colgate but turned it down to do The Boost (1988). The part in the end was cast with Glenne Headly. See more »

Goofs

The Danish registered Ferrari the is driven by "Mrs. Christa Knudsen" has a license plate that looks Danish. The license plate, however would begin with the letter "M" or "N" instead of "A". In Denmark "A" was used in the 60's and "K", "L", "M", and "N" in the mid-eighties. See more »

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Lawrence Jamieson: A poacher who shoots at rabbits may scare big game away.
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Crazy Credits

While the names of Stanley Shapiro and Paul Henning appear in the credits as two of this film's three writers, they are actually there just to credit their script for Bedtime Story (1964), of which this is a remake. See more »

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Remake of Bedtime Story (1964) See more »

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We're in the Money
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
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Just as funny as I first time saw the film.
10 February 2002 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

I never get tired watch this funny film. Michael Caine and Steve Martin are good together as cons trying to compete with each other. Glenne Headly plays the woman they compete for a challenge. Wondering who is conning who at the end. I must of watch this film a dozen of times on TV, but it is fresh and funny to see it again.


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