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Thursday, August 16th, 2018

The Sting

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Hooker and Luther are grifters in 1936 Chicago. After unknowingly conning a large sum of money from a mobster conveying it to his boss, Luther is murdered. Hooker escapes and seeks Gondorff who can teach him the greatest cons. They both agree to trick Lonnegan the mob boss who ordered Luther's murder. They setup a horse betting parlor where the horse race comments are read from a telegraph receiver, and make Lonnegan believe they have an arrangement with a Western Union employee who provides the race comments with a few minutes delay so that it is possible to bet on the winning horse before the race appears to be starting in the parlor. After a first successful attempt, Lonnegan bets a large sum belonging to the bank he works for. At this moment, a fake FBI agent appears, pretends to kill Hooker and Gondorff, and Lonnegan is taken out “to avoid scandal”, forced to leave his money behind.

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