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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

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 Tony Frank ... Edgar Wallace
Don Harvey ... T.J.
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.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »
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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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Macy's Special
24 August 2000 | by zig-zagSee all my reviews

When this little number is screening there is no time to look away.There is not one wasted scene and no frivolous dialogue,even background babble is relevant to key events.

Like a conversation only partially overheard, the viewer sits forward in the seat closely observing in case the slightest detail gets missed.

For me this has all the wonderment of a '50s UK B&W quota quickie, and like Lola Rennt(1998) pace and a tight time limit to grab the cash or it's curtains. The Con(1998) is to me one film which I feel I have been waiting forever for someone to make and for me to see.

Like Stalag 17(1953), knowing the ending only gives a new reason for re-viewing and subsequent viewing reveals more and more detail , as well as unfolding the strong depth of character Rebecca de Mornay developed for Nancy. For me not even A Fish Called Wanda(1988) can match this one for fast paced ingenuity on the part of the leading lady.

William H Macy is brilliant,portraying the character his co-writing developed and the supporting cast seem born to play their roles.

Currently my all time favourite US film.


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