The Sting (1973)

Check out our audio stylings about The Sting (41:45) Colour this episode R for our dirty swears.

THE STING, from left: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, 1973

Oscar Month is under way with this stunningly popular title. Newman & Redford have more chemistry than just about any couple ever paired up on the big screen. Their charm takes them a long way and they’re convincing as con men too, but is their twist-filled movie funny? How has it held up compared to other ’70s classics? Check out our theories and get you & your family some beans from Sparkplug.Coffee!

For The Record: David Niven was the Oscar host in 1974, not Elizabeth Taylor’s co-presenter of the Best Picture Oscar.


Coming Attractions Trivia Answer: ???

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

Links to: Robert Shaw and George Roy Hill and David S. Ward

1973 in film

Box Office Mojo Top 300 Adjusted For Inflation

IMDb Top 250

1973 Academy Award winners & nominees

Oscar acceptance speeches: Best Picture and Best Director and Best Editing and Best Music and Best Costumes + the Streaker (at the 56-second mark)

Links to: The Hustler and Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid and The Godfather and Jaws and The Sting II and House Of Games and Major League and Wild Things and Ocean’s Eleven and Focus and The Big Short

YouTube links: Hooker steals from the mob and “Kelly” lays the hook in Lonnegan and Hooker settles for a mediocre murderess and The Sting

Previously on the Next 100 Project: There Will Be Blood

February 15th on the Next 100 Project: Kramer vs. Kramer