A lonely gas station attendent in Mississippi falls in love with a con woman who wants to get her hands on an inheritance he doesn't know about.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Beaton / Nancy Thoroughgood (as Rebecca DeMornay)
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A lonely gas station attendent in Mississippi falls in love with a con woman who wants to get her hands on an inheritance he doesn't know about. Written by Anonymous

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How The Ultimate Scam Led To The Perfect Romance.


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Rated PG-13 for a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »




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4 March 1998 (USA)  »

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Macy's Special
24 August 2000 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

When this little number is screening there is no time to look away.There is not one wasted scene and no frivolous dialogue,even background babble is relevant to key events.

Like a conversation only partially overheard, the viewer sits forward in the seat closely observing in case the slightest detail gets missed.

For me this has all the wonderment of a '50s UK B&W quota quickie, and like Lola Rennt(1998) pace and a tight time limit to grab the cash or it's curtains. The Con(1998) is to me one film which I feel I have been waiting forever for someone to make and for me to see.

Like Stalag 17(1953), knowing the ending only gives a new reason for re-viewing and subsequent viewing reveals more and more detail , as well as unfolding the strong depth of character Rebecca de Mornay developed for Nancy. For me not even A Fish Called Wanda(1988) can match this one for fast paced ingenuity on the part of the leading lady.

William H Macy is brilliant,portraying the character his co-writing developed and the supporting cast seem born to play their roles.

Currently my all time favourite US film.

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