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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 | 1980s | rivalry | french riviera | sailor | 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)  »

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels  »

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$42,039,085 (USA)
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Trivia

The name of the American television show that was mentioned during the ruse where Steve Martin's fiancée ran off with its host was "Dance, U.S.A.". See more »

Goofs

When Janet and Freddy are kissing in the guest room near the end of the film, a boom mic is reflected in the mirror behind them as they move towards the bed. See more »

Quotes

Freddy Benson: [omitted from the profit distribution] Excuse me. What about me? What do I get?
Lawrence Jamieson: You are the student. You get knowledge.
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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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Celui Qui S'en Va
Performed by Marie Myriam
Courtesy of WEA Music France and Laureen Music
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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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