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A follow-up to the classic original, this film finds con men Fargo Gondorff (Jackie Gleason) and Jake Hooker (Mac Davis) reuniting for another scam. While Hooker matches wits with the seductive Veronica (Teri Garr), she ultimately becomes an ally when the schemers take on their old archrival, Doyle Lonnegan (Oliver Reed), and his fellow shady character, Gus Macalinski (Karl Malden). Hooker poses as a washed-up boxer, and Gondorff and Veronica help to set up the sting.

Cast & Crew

Jackie Gleason
Fargo Gondorff
Mac Davis
Jake Hooker
Teri Garr
Veronica
Karl Malden
Gus Macalinski
Bert Remsen
Kid Colors
Kathalina Veniero
Blonde With Kid Colors
David S. Ward
Screenwriter
Lalo Schifrin
Original Music
Bill Butler
Cinematographer
Penny Perry
Casting
Edward C. Carfagno
Production Design
Hal Gausman
Set Decoration
Burton Miller
Costume Designer
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Critic Reviews for The Sting II

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4) | Rotten (9)

  • The twists and turns from there on are more predictable than suspenseful. So are the jokes.

    January 9, 2021 | Full Review…
  • Moves slowly, looks terrible and copies the first film shamelessly. Rather than a sequel, it's a retread, with David S. Ward's screenplay supplying hoodlum lingo you could cut with a knife and outlining a set of similar shenanigans.

    April 14, 2015 | Full Review…
  • First time round, if you got bored with the endlessly twisting convolutions of the scam, there were compensations in the fancifully nostalgic settings and the host of quirky minor characters. This time you stay bored.

    April 14, 2015 | Full Review…
  • So much of the intricate plot is explained in dialog that the first half of the film often seems like someone reading an instruction book.

    February 23, 2012 | Full Review…
  • This project should have been axed. Instead, it was made with Robert Redford replaced by Mac Davis(!) and Paul Newman replaced by Jackie Gleason(!!).

    February 15, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • The film is flat, without any invention or humor. [Full Review in Spanish]

    September 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Sting II

  • Oct 11, 2008
    Here's a movie that has no right to work, but somehow it does. Jackie Gleason and Mac Davis play the characters made famous by Paul Newman and Robert Redford...and yet, they don't. While their characters share the same last names, and obviously are meant to be the same characters, they all have different first names. I'm not sure what the intention was, but there you have it. When one of their old con gang is murdered by a mobster (same movitation from the first movie), they reuinte their gang to take him for everything he's worth. They are aided and hampered by the mobster they took for $500,000 years before. The individual performances by the two leads are fine enough, but they have none of the natural chemistry shared by Newman and Redford. Oliver Reed takes over for Robert Shaw as the Chicago banker they originally ripped off, and he has a certain fun with his role as the mystery manipulator of many of the characters. Karl Malden is the new mark, and he gives a good performance as the unknowing target of the con men's plan. Teri Garr is wooden as a 2x4 as Davis' love interest, and the lone woman in the con gang. Many people see this as blasphemy to the original, but while it is not even close to being in the same league as the first film, it's still an enjoyable con game, with its own share of twists and turns. Most of them predictable, but there are a couple of "didn't see that coming" moments. An interseting little distraction, and not nearly the cinematic afterbirth its been made out to be.
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