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The Con (1998)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | TV Movie 4 March 1998
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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Bobby
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Barbara Beaton / Nancy Thoroughgood (as Rebecca DeMornay)
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Harry
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Lyla
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Edgar Wallace
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T.J.
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Conroy Gil
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Earl Wainwright
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Debbie
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Joe Charnin
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Charlie Hayes
Marge Kotlisky ...
Glenna
Ben Bennett ...
Sheriff Gil
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Baptist Minister
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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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Comedy | Crime | Drama | 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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This movie loves its characters, and so did I.
22 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this little gem of a movie. Plot is important because it is the contrivance which brings two people from completely different worlds together but once they are, it is characters which drive it forward. Two aunts are the movie's sirens -- one cynical, the other accepting, but for the same reasons. One is terrified Macy's character will be hurt, the other that he'll never know happiness. This good heartedness lurks below the surface of all the characters, though they have not necessarily brought out the best in each other until, paradoxically, deMornay's outsider arrives and upsets the balance in the small town where the story takes place. Macy is brilliant as a mope of a man willing to play dumb and dumber if that's what it takes to share time with the lovely deMornay. And because of the con, her character must step aside and show her gentlest and best self. DeMornay glows as a woman filled with wonderment when good people respond to her innate goodness. If you like movies that love their characters, flaws and all, don't miss this one.


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