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Confidence (2003)

 -  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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Whitworth
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Katie
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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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It's not about the money. It's about the money. See more »

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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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25 April 2003 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$70,362 (South Africa) (26 September 2003)

Gross:

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

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

Goofs

The position of Katie and Ally (booth dancing sisters) when they first meet The King. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jake: So I'm dead. And I think it's because of this redhead.
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References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

House of the Rising Sun
Performed by Donald Byrd
Written by Alan Price
Used by Permission of Beechwood Music Corporation
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Perfectly paced, excellent acting, beautiful con scheme
5 January 2006 | by (Athens, Georgia (US)) – See all my reviews

Definitely one of the best con-artist movies ever. Throughout the movie, I kept thinking of the many possible twists possible, but I never really saw the final big twist - and thought it could all come together so nicely and believable. The movie is paced smoothly (there are no tedious scenes or moments you feel you've missed something), the acting is excellent (Hoffman's character seems overdone at first, but the creepy-weird character he plays is believable and, therefore, all the more serious and scary), the cons they play are very smart (and convincing), and the way it all comes together at the end is just beautiful (although the overall scheme is complex and plays many twists on the audience, it is not at all difficult to follow what 'really' happens). All in all, a very enjoyable movie, with genuine suspense, characters we get to like (and even care about - to the amount possible for grifters), excellent acting and a worthy end. 7/10 (good movie - not great, but above the average)


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