Dirty rotten scoundrels (Captioned)

United States, 1988

Film
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In Beaumont-sur-mer on the French Riviera, Lawrence Jamison (Michael Caine), a suave stylish con man who is an expert at extracting jewels from rich, married women must find a way to deal with crass new competition in the person of Freddy Benson (Steve Martin), a small time scam artist who tells tragic tales about his grandma to secure a few francs from almost anyone! Eventually they decide to compete and make a wager that whoever cannot swindle a certain naive soap heiress (Glenne Headly) for $50,000 must leave the French Riviera hunting ground. A remake of the 1964 “Bedtime stories”.

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Credits

production company

Orion Pictures Corporation

producer

Bernard Williams

director

Frank Oz

Duration

01:46:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1988

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302818

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Closed captioning

Comedy

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Swindlers and swindling

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Sound/audio

Captioned

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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