The Sting ★★★ ½ 1973 (PG)
Newman and Redford together again in this sparkling story of a pair of con artists in 1930s Chicago. They set out to fleece a big-time racketeer, pitting brain against brawn and pistol. Very inventive, excellent acting, Scott Joplin's wonderful ragtime music adapted by Marvin Hamlisch. The same directorial and acting team from “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” triumphs again. 129m/C VHS, DVD, HD DVD . Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning, Eileen Brennan, Harold Gould, Ray Walston, Dana Elcar, Jack Kehoe, Dimitra Arliss, Robert Earl Jones, Sally Kirkland; D: George Roy Hill; W: David S. Ward; C: Robert L. Surtees; M: Marvin Hamlisch. Oscars '73: Art Dir./Set Dec., Costume Des., Director (Hill), Film Editing, Picture, Story & Screenplay, Orig. Song Score and/or Adapt.; Directors Guild '73: Director (Hill), Natl. Film Reg. '05.