The Resource The sting, a Universal Picture ; a Bill / Phillips production of a George Roy Hill film ; by David S. Ward ; a Richard D. Zanuck / David Brown presentation ; a Zanuck/Brown Production ; directed by George Roy Hill ; produced by Tony Bill and Michael and Julia Phillips, (videorecording)

The sting, a Universal Picture ; a Bill / Phillips production of a George Roy Hill film ; by David S. Ward ; a Richard D. Zanuck / David Brown presentation ; a Zanuck/Brown Production ; directed by George Roy Hill ; produced by Tony Bill and Michael and Julia Phillips, (videorecording)

Label
The sting
Title
The sting
Statement of responsibility
a Universal Picture ; a Bill / Phillips production of a George Roy Hill film ; by David S. Ward ; a Richard D. Zanuck / David Brown presentation ; a Zanuck/Brown Production ; directed by George Roy Hill ; produced by Tony Bill and Michael and Julia Phillips
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
It is 1932 and a money runner is carrying the week's take -- $11,000 -- from an illegal gambling outfit in Joliet, Illinois, to the main office. On the way, three men con him out of the take. Mob boss Doyle Lonnegan discovers who pulled the job, and exacts revenge by having one of the con men, Luther Coleman thrown from a window. Lonnegan also orders a hit on Luther's partner, Johnny Hooker. To escape Lonnegan's wrath, Hooker goes to Chicago, to meet an old friend of Luther's, Henry Gondorff. To avenge Luther's death, they set up an elaborate plan -- a "long con"--To swindle an enormous sum out of Lonnegan so neatly that he won't even realize he's been conned
Member of
Awards note
Winner, 1974 Academy Awards: Best Picture, Tony Bill, Michael Phillips, Julia Phillips; Best Director: George Roy Hill; Best Film Editing: William Reynolds; Best Art Direction-Set Decoration: Henry Bumstead, James Payne; Best Costume Design: Edith Head; Best Music, Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation: Marvin Hamlisch; Best writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced: David S. Ward.
Cataloging source
UNA
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Robert Surtees ; film editor, William Reynolds ; costumes by Edith Head ; music adapted by Marvin Hamlisch ; piano rags by Scott Joplin ; art director, Henry Bumstead ; title artwork, Jaroslav Gebr
Dewey number
791.437
Intended audience
CHV Rating: Rated PG
Language note
In English, dubbed French, or dubbed Spanish; with optional subtitles in English for the hearing impaired or Spanish
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.S75 2001
PerformerNote
The players: Paul Newman (Henry Gondorff), Robert Redford (Johnny Hooker), Robert Shaw (Doyle Lonnegan), Charles Durning (Lt. Wm. Snyder), Ray Walston (J.J. Singleton), Eileen Brennan (Billie), Harold Gould (Kid Twist), John Heffernan (Eddie Niles), Dana Elcar (F.B.I. agent Polk), Jack Kehoe (Erie Kid), Dimitra Arliss (Loretta)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1921-2002
  • 1945-
  • 1940-
  • 1943-
  • 1944-2002
  • 1916-2010
  • 1925-2008
  • 1927-1978
  • 1923-2012
  • 1917-2001
  • 1923-2010
  • 1934-
  • 1934-2020
  • 1932-2012
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hill, George Roy
  • Ward, David S.
  • Bill, Tony
  • Phillips, Michael
  • Phillips, Julia
  • Zanuck, Richard D
  • Brown, David
  • Newman, Paul
  • Redford, Robert
  • Shaw, Robert
  • Durning, Charles
  • Walston, Ray
  • Brennan, Eileen
  • Gould, Harold
  • Heffernan, John
  • Elcar, Dana
  • Kehoe, Jack
  • Arliss, Dimitra
  • Zanuck/Brown Productions (Firm)
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
Runtime
129
Series statement
Award winners
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Depressions
  • Gangsters
  • Swindlers and swindling
Technique
live action
Label
The sting, a Universal Picture ; a Bill / Phillips production of a George Roy Hill film ; by David S. Ward ; a Richard D. Zanuck / David Brown presentation ; a Zanuck/Brown Production ; directed by George Roy Hill ; produced by Tony Bill and Michael and Julia Phillips, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1973
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Main titles/First con -- Lonnegan strikes back -- Set up/Great Henry Gondorff -- Round-up -- Playing for Lonnegan -- Hook -- Friendly poker game -- Double-cross -- Tale -- Hooker on the lam -- Wire -- Federal case -- Shut-out -- Hooker hooked by the Feds -- Sting -- Big con/End credits
Control code
on991007918919702901
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen.
Extent
1 videodisc (129 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192016523
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
20165
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)50814559
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital mono.; full screen, presentation aspect ratio 1.33:1
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The sting, a Universal Picture ; a Bill / Phillips production of a George Roy Hill film ; by David S. Ward ; a Richard D. Zanuck / David Brown presentation ; a Zanuck/Brown Production ; directed by George Roy Hill ; produced by Tony Bill and Michael and Julia Phillips, (videorecording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1973
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Main titles/First con -- Lonnegan strikes back -- Set up/Great Henry Gondorff -- Round-up -- Playing for Lonnegan -- Hook -- Friendly poker game -- Double-cross -- Tale -- Hooker on the lam -- Wire -- Federal case -- Shut-out -- Hooker hooked by the Feds -- Sting -- Big con/End credits
Control code
on991007918919702901
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen.
Extent
1 videodisc (129 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192016523
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
20165
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)50814559
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital mono.; full screen, presentation aspect ratio 1.33:1
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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