What if they made “Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid” for Mobsters starring the same two actors in the lead roles? You’d get a movie about two Con-Artists trying the ultimate scheme to defraud an Irish Mob-Boss in Chicago who puts a hit on a local con man. The Con (Robert Redford) seeks out a seasoned Con Artist (Paul Newman) to help seek revenge on the Mob Boss by coming up with elaborate scheme to fleece the Mobster of some major coin.
The trick of course is to do it without getting caught and to getaway clean.
When I was a kid, this movie was huge and helped along by a vintage soundtrack which included “The Entertainer,” originally composed by Scott Joplin and scored by Marvin Hamlisch. This theme song to “The Sting” became a Top 40 hit. Pretty amazing for a piano jazz ragtime tune.
We give the The Sting 5 stars out of 5