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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Keep your friends close and your money closer. (DVD box-art) See more »


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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Did You Know?


The word "fuck" is said 130 times. See more »


During the credits sequence, when the narrator says "that's why we give you the fix," what he means is "the blow-off." The "fix" refers to bought cops, whereas the "blow-off" is the way the mark is convinced not to come back. See more »


[first lines]
Jake: So I'm dead. And I think it's because of this redhead.
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References Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995) See more »


What a Man
Performed by Linda Lyndell
Written by Dave Crawford
Published by Almo Music Corp. for itself and Sandia Music Co. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Stax Records/Fantasy, Inc.
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Give us a sequel please!!
26 September 2004 | by (Hua Hin, Thailand) – See all my reviews

Twists and turns, that's what makes a story, whether it's a book or a film. Since Hitchcock's superb thrillers, I like to think that I've seen most if not all movies of the genre, yet this one really surprised me that much I had to see it again right away. The plot is very original, but the sometimes staccato dialogs and use of high speed American slang language is sometimes difficult to understand for a non-American.

Nevertheless I enjoyed watching Jake Vig(Edward Burns)very much, his coolness reminds me of James Stewart and the catch of the film reminded me a little bit of Swordfish-Travolta's latest and one of his best movies ever. Dustin Hoffman's character is very convincing as an independent gangster whose money-collector gets involved in a scam and looses $150.000,- to a group of four slick hustlers.

It's this team, which members are so diverse yet fit together so perfectly that it makes me want to see another film starring the same con men, director Mr. James Foley, please give us a sequel............

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