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The Con (1998)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | TV Movie 4 March 1998
A lonely gas station attendent in Mississippi falls in love with a con woman who wants to get her hands on an inheritance he doesn't know about.

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Steven Schachter
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Cast overview, first billed only:
William H. Macy ... Bobby
Rebecca De Mornay ... Barbara Beaton / Nancy Thoroughgood (as Rebecca DeMornay)
Mike Nussbaum ... Harry
Angela Paton ... Lyla
Frances Sternhagen ... Hadabelle
Tony Frank ... Edgar Wallace
Don Harvey ... T.J.
Matt Hill Matt Hill ... Conroy Gil
Lee Stringer ... Earl Wainwright
Gina Mastrogiacomo ... Debbie
Steve Shearer ... Joe Charnin
Lionel Mark Smith Lionel Mark Smith ... Charlie Hayes
Marge Kotlisky Marge Kotlisky ... Glenna
Ben Bennett Ben Bennett ... Sheriff Gil
Brady Coleman ... Baptist Minister
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A lonely gas station attendent in Mississippi falls in love with a con woman who wants to get her hands on an inheritance he doesn't know about. Written by Anonymous

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How The Ultimate Scam Led To The Perfect Romance.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »
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A little bit of everything in this enjoyable movie ......
3 June 2012 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

"The Con" is much more than just a scam film. There are rare moments of "black comedy", and a nice romance with some scenes almost teetering on tears. William H. Macy has perfected playing interesting introverted characters, such as the meek garage mechanic he plays here. Rebecca De Mornay is convincing as the "hitch and ditch" prospective bride. Except for the ending which is predictable, the film has a few unexpected moments. The acting is solid, and character development is quite good. It was nice to see Mike Nussbaum somewhat resurrect his con artist character from "House of Games". All in all, "The Con", is a way above average TV movie, that is worth seeking out. - MERK


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pascagoula See more »

Filming Locations:

Wharton, Texas, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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