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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:

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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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Company Credits

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 movie performed poorly box at the box-office as well in its critical reception. It paled in comparison to the original 'Sting' film, notable for its music score and being nominated for 10 Academy Awards and winning 7 including Best Picture. Amazingly, this sequel actually garnered one Academy Award Nomination and that was in the Oscar category of Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score for Lalo Schifrin. See more »

Goofs

The Coney Island Roller Coaster train is made of fiberglass, not wood, as a 1940s coaster train would be. Fiberglass was introduced commercially in 1936, but it was used mostly as insulation. It wasn't used for applications like roller coasters until well into the 1950's. See more »

Quotes

Fargo Gondorff: [Pointing his finger] Don't you ever call me a hustler.
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Featured in At the Movies: The Stinkers of 1983 (1983) See more »

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The sting is on but I think it is the audience that is getting the sting!
13 October 2005 | by michael_mckennaSee all my reviews

THE STING was an absolute masterpiece! I loved that movie when it was in the theaters in 1974. I loved the movie when it was re-released and I got the movie on VHS and later on DVD.

THE STING II was, by comparison, a dismal disappointment. While watching THE STING II, I tried to imagine what the movie would've been like if we had Paul Newman and Robert Redford in the starring roles. With their acting skills, their unique chemistry (they just seem to complement each other), and their influence on refining their roles, the movie would had been much better. But it still would've fallen short of THE STING.

But on its own merit, it was really a pretty good movie. If you take a moment to forget about Paul Newman and Robert Redford (who together ignited a chemistry that made them so likable, even as "bad guys" as they did earlier in BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID), you have Mac Davis, who was a good actor, back on the silver screen after his previous movie which was quite successful. And you have Jackie Gleason, known as "the Great One", a name that was very well earned.

But in THE STING II, Jackie Gleason and Mac Davis were definitely cast in the wrong roles. No matter how great these actors were, they were not and could never had taken the place of Paul Newman & Robert Redford.

On the other hand, Paul Newman and Robert Redford could never take the place of Jackie Gleason and Mac Davis.

Try to imagine Paul Newman portraying Ralph Kramden on THE HONEYMOONERS or try to imagine Robert Redford trying to sing "Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me" and you'll see what I mean!


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