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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Dale Launer (written by) and
Stanley Shapiro (written by) ...
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Release Date:
14 December 1988 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Nice guys finish last. Meet the winners.
Plot:
Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Hilarious and Clever! See more (122 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Steve Martin ... Freddy Benson

Michael Caine ... Lawrence Jamieson

Glenne Headly ... Janet Colgate
Anton Rodgers ... Inspector Andre

Barbara Harris ... Fanny Eubanks

Ian McDiarmid ... Arthur

Dana Ivey ... Mrs. Reed

Meagen Fay ... Lady from Oklahoma

Frances Conroy ... Lady from Palm Beach
Nicole Calfan ... Lady in Dining Car
Aïna Walle ... Miss Krista Knudsen
Cheryl Pay ... Lady with Pearls
Nathalie Auffret ... Marion
Lolly Susi ... Lady in Rolls Royce
Rupert Holliday-Evans ... English Sailor #1 (as Rupert Holliday Evans)
Hepburn Graham ... English Sailor #2
Xavier Maly ... Hotel Bellboy
André Penvern ... Waiter on the Train

Louis Zorich ... Greek Millionaire
Georges Gerrard Baffos ... Assistant Hotel Manager
Valerie Beaufils ... Pretty Beach Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patricia Davidson ... Woman with dogs (uncredited)
Bernard Williams ... Photographer on beach (uncredited)

Directed by
Frank Oz 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Dale Launer (written by) and
Stanley Shapiro (written by) &
Paul Henning (written by)

Produced by
Charles Hirschhorn .... executive producer
Dale Launer .... executive producer
Bernard Williams .... producer
 
Original Music by
Miles Goodman 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Ballhaus (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Stephen A. Rotter 
William S. Scharf  (as William Scharf)
 
Casting by
Donna Isaacson 
John S. Lyons  (as John Lyons)
 
Production Design by
Roy Walker 
 
Art Direction by
Damien Lanfranchi 
Steve Spence 
 
Set Decoration by
Rosalind Shingleton 
 
Costume Design by
Marit Allen 
 
Makeup Department
Lois Burwell .... makeup artist: Mr. Caine
Pascal Charbonnier .... makeup artist
Janet Flora .... makeup artist
Geraldine Jones .... hair stylist (as Gerry Jones)
Matthew W. Mungle .... prosthetic makeup artist (as Matthew Mungle)
Dorothy J. Pearl .... makeup artist: Mr. Martin (as Dorothy Pearl)
Toni-Ann Walker .... hair stylist: Mr. Martin
Thierry Zemmour .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Bernard Mazauric .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Antoine Sabarros .... second second assistant director
Gerry Toomey .... second assistant director
David Tringham .... first assistant director
Bernard Williams .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Maurice Borghese .... head draper (as Maurice Borghesi)
Noelle Fortuna .... assistant draper
Derek Knowler .... property storeman
Bernard Harvey Langton .... assistant property master (as Bernard Harvey-Langton)
Louis Lenoir .... head painter
Phillipe Mazauric .... property buyer
Jean Menna .... head carpenter
Tony Rimmington .... assistant art director
Terry Wells .... property master
Hervé Schrub .... greenman (uncredited)
Hervé Schrub .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
C.J. Appel .... adr editor
Don Banks .... boom operator
Chris Beaver .... assistant adr editor
Richard Beggs .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Berger .... sound re-recording mixer
Karen Brocco .... assistant foley editor
Luis Colina .... foley editor
Ron Davies .... adr editor
Frank E. Eulner .... assistant sound effects editor (as Frank Eulner)
Tina Fallani .... apprentice dialogue editor
Rob Fruchtman .... foley editor
Marjorie L. Hagar .... apprentice sound effects/foley (as Marjorie Hagar)
Pat Jackson .... sound effects editor
Tom Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer
Ann Kroeber .... sound effects editor
John Nutt .... dialogue editor
Bob Robinson .... assistant adr editor
Ivan Sharrock .... production sound mixer
Michael Silvers .... dialogue editor
Alan Splet .... supervising sound editor
Jean-Pierre Steen .... sound assistant
Lionel Strutt .... adr recordist: Mayflower Film Recording Ltd. London
John Verbeck .... assistant sound effects editor
Gwendolyn Yates Whittle .... assistant dialogue editor (as Gwendolyn Yates)
Vanessa Theme Ament .... foley artist (uncredited)
Philip Rogers .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Richard Miranda .... special effects makeup (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Terry Walsh .... stunt double: Mr. Caine
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Florian Ballhaus .... first assistant camera
Jan Sebastian Ballhaus .... video playback operator (as Sebastian Ballhaus)
Rene Basso .... grip
Arthur Blum .... dolly grip
Tony Bratulic .... grip (as Antoine Bratulic)
Bruce Byall .... best boy grip
Ernest Cabezas .... generator operator
Jean-Marie Lopez .... electrician
Bobby Mancuso .... second assistant camera (as Robert Mancuso)
Stéphane Nègre .... electrician
Bob Penn .... still photographer (as Robert Penn)
John 'Fest' Sandau .... best boy electric (as John Sandau)
Steve Smith .... key grip
James R. Tynes .... gaffer (as Jim Tynes)
Jean Marc Bringuier .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Françoise Combadière .... casting: Paris (as Francoise Combadiere)
Caroline Mazauric .... casting: Nice
Debbie McWilliams .... casting: London
Roberto Robin .... assistant casting: Nice
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claudia Fellous .... wardrobe assistant (as Claudy Fellous-Marliere)
Sue Gandy .... assistant costume designer
Suzy Sand .... wardrobe assistant
Dennis Schoonderwoerd .... costumer: Mr. Steve Martin
James Smith .... costumer: Mr. Michael Caine (as James A. Smith)
 
Editorial Department
Berj Amir .... apprentice film editor
Reid Burns .... color timer
Elisa Cohen .... apprentice film editor
Denis Coq .... assistant film editor
Richard Friedlander .... first assistant film editor
Robert Grahamjones .... assistant film editor
Jenny Oznowicz .... apprentice film editor
Bob Sarles .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Ethan Chase .... scoring assistant
Nancy Fogarty .... music editor
Devon Miller .... assistant music editor
Jim Mitchell .... scoring assistant
Joel Moss .... music recordist
Thomas Pasatieri .... orchestrator
Jerry Goodman .... musician: violin (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Gaston Veilleux .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
René Brun .... location manager (as Rene Brun)
Régis Brun .... assistant location manager (as Regis Brun)
Laurence Coutaud-Garnier .... production secretary (as Laurence Coutaud)
Isabelle de Geofroy .... assistant auditor
Inger Eisenhour .... assistant: Mr. Oz and Mr. Williams
Bran Ferren .... title designer
Tom Gray .... publicist
Ruth Hasty .... assistant: Mr. Oz and Mr. Williams
Joseph Brad Kluge .... production assistant (as Joseph Kluge)
Barbara Lucey .... financial representative
Dianne Mapp-Cheek .... production controller (as Dianne Lisa Cheek)
Nelly Niay .... auditor: France
Valerie E. Norman .... script supervisor (as Valerie Norman-Williams)
Andrea Tringham .... production assistant
Michelle Wright .... production coordinator (as Michelle Wright-Warnick)
Ronald C. Briggs Jr. .... dailies coordinator (uncredited)
 
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110 min | Turkey:104 min (TV version)
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Trivia:
A female version of the film's two con-men storyline was made and released about thirteen years after with the later movie Heartbreakers (2001) but with its own story and it not being a remake of either The Bedtime Story (1964) or Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Janet leaves the hotel for the villa she has no luggage. Yet the next morning at the villa she's wearing different clothes than the night before.See more »
Quotes:
Lawrence Jamieson:You've been banging on your pots again, haven't you? I've told you... if you keep on doing it, you won't have any pots leftSee more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Celui Qui S'en VaSee more »

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What is the name of the song being played in the disco?
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48 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
Hilarious and Clever!, 21 April 2004
Author: jcanettis from Athens, Greece

What a film! "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" has a really clever plot, in which Lawrence, a high-class playboy (Michael Caine), and Freddy, a petty con man (Steve Martin), make their living by seducing and cheating rich ladies. However, the little French town is too small for both, so they decide to set up a bet in which the loser has to clear the area. Pretty and naive Janet (Glenn Headly) is the object of their contest, and each one of them engages in ever-more ingenious tricks to try to rip her off and win the bet, yet with unpredictable results.

The movie is hilarious, and despite its 15 years' of age, it is as fresh as it has been when it was first produced. Steve Martin of course is the funniest character of all, with his fantastic "Ruprecht" performance being unforgettable. Go ahead and enjoy this film. It is worth it! 9/10.

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