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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jake Vig
... Lily
... Travis
... Lionel Dolby
... Big Al
... Gordo
... Miles
... Whitworth
... Manzano (as Luis Guzman)
... Attractive Blonde
... Car Salesman
... Harlin
... Lupus
... King
... 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:

It's not about the money. It's about the money. See more »

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Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Lions Gate Entertainment

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25 April 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

CONfidence  »

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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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Trivia

The plot to this movie shares a number of similarities to 'The Sting (1973)'. See more »

Goofs

When Jake meets the King, Lupus is seen sitting at the bar. King calls him over to the table, and he gets up, when the scene cuts back to Jake, Lupus is sitting at the bar again. 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 The Usual Suspects (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

House of the Rising Sun
Performed by Donald Byrd
Traditional
Arranged by Alan Price
Used by Permission of Beechwood Music Corporation
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Watch "The Sting" Instead
29 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

Hmmm... I watched it and it sounded a lot like the Sting. And then I watched the documentary that came with the DVD and the screenwriter said that he watched "The Sting" and then wrote this movie.

He basically copied "The Sting." Just that he took out the characters and the ambiance. He added a wasted voice-over.

I think I can imagine the thought process behind this movie: Let's take "the Sting" and give it a noir edge to it. Then we'll update it to modern day LA (even though the screenwriter wanted a cliché-ridden NYC) and we'll include a whole lot of quick cuts and fancy colours because that's what the MTV generation likes these days.

Watch "The Sting" instead. It's much better.


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