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Confidence (2003)

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Jake Vig 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 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 ... 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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Taglines:

Keep your friends close and your money closer. (DVD box-art) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The character of the King was originally written as weighing 250 pounds and owning a boxing gym. When Dustin Hoffman read the script and told the filmmakers that he was interested in the story, but not in playing that kind of character, they rewrote the King to make him a nightclub owner instead. 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

References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Respect
(One Rascal Mix)
Performed by Aretha Franklin
Written by Otis Redding
Published by Irving Music, Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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By the numbers con game made good by the very great performances of Dustin Hoffman , Rachel Weisz and Ed Burns
30 September 2003 | by dumb2uglySee all my reviews

A mediocre script that is saved by the performances of its actors. Ed Burns does pretty good job as the lead in this film and Dustin Hoffman whose brief appearance here shows how a true legend works. Rachel Weisz makes this film a lot of fun with her performance as a sexy female con, and Andy Garcia continues to make himself into one of the great character actors of our generation. The big problem this movie has is its script, and the plot holes and continuity problems that come with it. You can tell that the story really was not though out well, and you can see the rewrites in some of the scenes in the film. Maybe if the script were more though out, we would have had a better movie than we have here right now.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,800,000, 27 April 2003

Gross USA:

$12,251,640

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,014,206
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2.35 : 1
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