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The Sting II (1983)

A team of cons is planning a new scam involving betting on a boxing match but one of its past victims aims to exact revenge by eliminating the whole group.

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Jeremy Kagan (as Jeremy Paul Kagan)

Writer:

David S. Ward
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Gleason ... Fargo Gondorff
Mac Davis ... Jake Hooker
Teri Garr ... Veronica
Karl Malden ... Gus Macalinski
Oliver Reed ... Lonnegan
Bert Remsen ... Kid Colors
Kathalina Veniero Kathalina Veniero ... Blonde with Kid Colors
José Pérez José Pérez ... Carlos (Lonnegan's Guard) (as Jose Perez)
Larry Bishop ... Gellecher (Lonnegan's 2nd Guard)
Francis X. McCarthy ... Lonnegan's Thug (as Frank McCarthy)
Richard C. Adams Richard C. Adams ... Lonnegan's Thug
Ron Rifkin ... Eddie
Harry James ... Band Leader
Frances Bergen ... Lady Dorsett
Monica Lewis ... Band Singer
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Storyline

Lonnegan is planning to get back at Gondorff and Hooker for bilking him out of half a million. At the same time Gondorff and Hooker are planning their next caper. And their mark is a man named Macalinski, who makes Lonnegan look like a pussycat. Their con is boxing match and Hooker is the fighter whom they have to make look good but Macalinski needs some convincing, and Hooker is a little rusty. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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The con is on... place your bets!

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

18 February 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Next Sting See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Monica, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,106,108, 21 February 1983

Gross USA:

$6,347,072
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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This sequel to 'The Sting' was the second and final movie in the series. See more »

Goofs

Both times that Hooker rides the Coney Island roller coaster, his cap stays neatly in place, on his head, for the entire ride. In reality, that type of coaster can reach speeds of 60-70mph. His cap should've blown off during the first drop. See more »

Quotes

Fargo Gondorff: [Pointing his finger] Don't you ever call me a hustler.
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References The Hustler (1961) See more »

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Not that bad
23 February 2004 | by jrs-8See all my reviews

Of course "The Sting 2" is nowhere near the classic original. Of course Mac Davis and Jackie Gleason are no Newman and Redford. If you try to watch this film and keep the original completely out of mind you might enjoy it some. On it's own it's only average but not terrible.

Jackie Gleason is ok in his role though he looks rather bored. I thought Mac Davis came off much better and after his terrific dramatic role in "North Dallas Forty" he pulled off comedy fairly well. I wish he had done more with his acting career. Oliver Reed is just right as the bad guy and it is a reminder that Reed was almost always worth watching in even the worst of films ("Venom" being a prime example).

The big problem with "Sting 2" is the script which is odd seeing it was written by David S. Ward who wrote the Oscar winning original. The big difference is that when the first film came out 10 years earlier the surprises were fresh and all the cons were not revealed until the end. Here there's a con in virtually every scene so the audience is conditioned to not believe what they have just seen. It takes away from the true surprises that come.

All in all there are worse movies to see. Lovers of the original should just steer clear but others may enjoy it. It's a mild diversion and nothing more.


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