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Confidence (2003)

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Jake Vig (Burns) is a consummate grifter about to pull his biggest con yet, one set to avenge his friend's murder. But his last scam backfired, leaving him indebted to a mob boss (Hoffman) and his enforcer.

Director:

James Foley

Writer:

Doug Jung

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Burns ... Jake Vig
Rachel Weisz ... Lily
Morris Chestnut ... Travis
Leland Orser ... Lionel Dolby
Louis Lombardi ... Big Al
Paul Giamatti ... Gordo
Brian Van Holt ... Miles
Donal Logue ... Whitworth
Luis Guzmán ... Manzano (as Luis Guzman)
April O'Brien ... Attractive Blonde
Jay Giannone Jay Giannone ... Car Salesman
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... Harlin
Franky G ... Lupus
Dustin Hoffman ... King
Melissa Lawner Melissa Lawner ... Katie
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Storyline

Jake Vig leads a small Los Angeles based team of grifters, each member who has his specific role in each con: Jake is the main man, Miles the adversary, Big Al the scared innocent bystander, and Gordo the dead shooting victim. He also has in his pockets crooked LAPD detectives Lloyd Whitworth and Omar Manzano who basically play themselves as needed. Beyond getting the money, the basic goal of each con is to ensure the mark is so scared by what has happened - usually being an accomplice in a "murder" - that he won't come back looking for the money. Jake learns the hard way that their latest mark, Louis Dolby, who they fleeced for $150,000, was carrying money for a criminal named King, who takes a no prisoners approach in getting even, he who knows who stole his money. Instead of returning the $150,000 to King, money which he no longer has anyway, Jake convinces King to parlay that money and a bit more into a bigger con against a mark of King's choice, that person being banker Morgan ... Written by Huggo

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Who's conning who? See more »

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violence and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Lions Gate Entertainment

Country:

USA | Canada | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

CONfidence See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,563,588, 27 April 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$41,000,000, 31 December 2003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,014,206, 31 December 2003
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Alice in Chains vocalist William DuVall has a non-speaking, uncredited role as a bar patron in the opening moments of the film. The logo of DuVall's then-band Comes With The Fall also appeared in the movie. See more »

Goofs

$5m in $100 bills weighs approximately 100lbs. It would not have been so easily maneuvered by Gordo. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jake: So I'm dead. And I think it's because of this redhead.
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Connections

Remade as Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena (2005) See more »

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Clocks
Performed by Coldplay
Written by Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin
Published by Careers-BMG Publishing, Inc. (BMI) o/b/o BMG Music Publishing Ltd.
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from EMI Film & TV Music
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Perfectly paced, excellent acting, beautiful con scheme
5 January 2006 | by mihai_sSee all my reviews

Definitely one of the best con-artist movies ever. Throughout the movie, I kept thinking of the many possible twists possible, but I never really saw the final big twist - and thought it could all come together so nicely and believable. The movie is paced smoothly (there are no tedious scenes or moments you feel you've missed something), the acting is excellent (Hoffman's character seems overdone at first, but the creepy-weird character he plays is believable and, therefore, all the more serious and scary), the cons they play are very smart (and convincing), and the way it all comes together at the end is just beautiful (although the overall scheme is complex and plays many twists on the audience, it is not at all difficult to follow what 'really' happens). All in all, a very enjoyable movie, with genuine suspense, characters we get to like (and even care about - to the amount possible for grifters), excellent acting and a worthy end. 7/10 (good movie - not great, but above the average)


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