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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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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 »

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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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Not that bad
23 February 2004 | by See 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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