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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Fargo Gondorff
... Jake Hooker
... Veronica
... Gus Macalinski
... Lonnegan
... Kid Colors
Kathalina Veniero ... Blonde with Kid Colors
José Pérez ... Carlos (Lonnegan's Guard) (as Jose Perez)
... Gellecher (Lonnegan's 2nd Guard)
... Lonnegan's Thug (as Frank McCarthy)
Richard C. Adams ... Lonnegan's Thug
... Eddie
... Band Leader
... Lady Dorsett
... 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!

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18 February 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Next Sting  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,106,108, 21 February 1983

Gross USA:

$6,347,072
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Trivia

This movie was one of two sequels that Jackie Gleason starred in and were released during 1983 which were both plagued by not featuring original cast members. Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983) did not star Burt Reynolds and Sally Field whilst The Sting II (1983) did not star Robert Redford and Paul Newman. 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 »

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Fargo Gondorff: [Pointing his finger] Don't you ever call me a hustler.
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Follows The Sting (1973) 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 See 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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