Confidence (2003)

R  |   |  Crime, Thriller  |  25 April 2003 (USA)
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Jake Vig (Burns) is a consummate grifter about to pull his biggest con yet, one set to avenge his friend's murder. But his last scam backfired, leaving him indebted to a mob boss (Hoffman) and his enforcer.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lionel Dolby
Big Al
Manzano (as Luis Guzman)
Attractive Blonde
Car Salesman
Melissa Lawner ...


What Jake Vig doesn't know just might get him killed. A sharp and polished grifter, Jake has just swindled thousands of dollars from the unsuspecting Lionel Dolby with the help of his crew: Insideman Gordo, Shills Miles, and Big Al--and two corrupt LAPD officers, Lloyd Whitworth and Omar Manzano. But when both Lionel and Big Al turn up dead, it becomes clear that Lionel wasn't just any mark--as Jake soon learns, he was an accountant for eccentric crime boss Winston King. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Jake offers to repay The King by pulling off the biggest con of his career. The mark? Morgan Price, a banker with deep ties to organized crime. With so much riding on the outcome, Jake decides to bring in a brash, blonde pickpocket named Lily, who joins the crew in a complex scheme involving corporate loans, creative accounting, wire transfers and off-shore accounts. Jake and his crew will have to stay one step ahead of both the criminals and the cops to finally settle their ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violence and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 April 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

CONfidence  »

Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,563,588 (USA) (25 April 2003)


$104,242 (South Africa) (3 October 2003)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The plot to this movie shares a number of similarities to perhaps the most famous heist movie of all time, The Sting. See more »


Jake takes his tie off just before his fight with Lupus. Subsequently, the tie is alternately on/off between shots. See more »


[first lines]
Jake: So I'm dead. And I think it's because of this redhead.
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Performed by Groove Armada
Written by Kendrick Davis, Kenny Gamble, Thom Bell (as Thomas Bell),
Roland Chambers, Andrew Cato (as Andy Cato), Tom Findlay (as Thomas C. Findlay),Jonathan White and Keeling Lee
Published by Zomba Music Publishers Ltd. administered by Zomba Enterprises Inc. in the US and Canada (ASCAP)/Warner-Tamerland Publishing Corp./WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) o/b/o Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. (PRS)/Universal - Polygram International Publishing,
Inc. o/b/o Polygram Music Publishing Ltd. (ASCAP) Irving Music, Inc. for itself and Perverted Alchemist Music, Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Jive Electro
Contains Sample of "Something for Nothing"
Written by Kenny Gamble (as K. Gamble), Thom Bell (as T. Bell) and Roland Chambers (as R. Chambers)
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By the numbers con game made good by the very great performances of Dustin Hoffman , Rachel Weisz and Ed Burns
30 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

A mediocre script that is saved by the performances of its actors. Ed Burns does pretty good job as the lead in this film and Dustin Hoffman whose brief appearance here shows how a true legend works. Rachel Weisz makes this film a lot of fun with her performance as a sexy female con, and Andy Garcia continues to make himself into one of the great character actors of our generation. The big problem this movie has is its script, and the plot holes and continuity problems that come with it. You can tell that the story really was not though out well, and you can see the rewrites in some of the scenes in the film. Maybe if the script were more though out, we would have had a better movie than we have here right now.

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