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Confidence (2003)

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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 ...


Jake Vig leads a small Los Angeles based team of grifters, each member who has his specific role in each con: Jake is the main man, Miles the adversary, Big Al the scared innocent bystander, and Gordo the dead shooting victim. He also has in his pockets crooked LAPD detectives Lloyd Whitworth and Omar Manzano who basically play themselves as needed. Beyond getting the money, the basic goal of each con is to ensure the mark is so scared by what has happened - usually being an accomplice in a "murder" - that he won't come back looking for the money. Jake learns the hard way that their latest mark, Louis Dolby, who they fleeced for $150,000, was carrying money for a criminal named King, who takes a no prisoners approach in getting even, he who knows who stole his money. Instead of returning the $150,000 to King, money which he no longer has anyway, Jake convinces King to parlay that money and a bit more into a bigger con against a mark of King's choice, that person being banker Morgan ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


It's not about the money. It's about the money. 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)


$12,212,417 (USA) (6 June 2003)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Early in the movie, Lily leaves a scene in a blue 70's VW Karmann Ghia cabriolet (recognizable by the large taillights). See more »


$5m in $100 bills weighs approximately 100lbs. It would not have been so easily maneuvered by Gordo. See more »


[first lines]
Jake: So I'm dead. And I think it's because of this redhead.
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References Bandits (2001) 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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User Reviews

Adrenaline Rush for the Mind
29 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

This film is fabulous. Great writing, dialogue. Thoroughly enjoyable and satisfying. You will clap, laugh, grin from ear to ear for the ride ride it takes you on. Quick, smart, funny, fresh with its searing wit. I applauded at the end in thanks for the ride.

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