Written by David Ward,
Directed by Brian Newell
A small-time grifter, Johnny Hooker, pulls a standard street con he unknowingly steals from Doyle Lonnegan, a big-time Chicago crime boss. Lonnegan demands satisfaction for the crime. After Hooker’s partner, Luther, is killed, Hooker flees, and seeks help from Henry Gondorff, a master of the big con. To get revenge for Luther’s murder, they devise a complicated scheme and amass a talented group of other con artists to take Lonnegan for an enormous sum of money in a big con known as “the sting.” The stakes are high in this game, and the pair must not only deal with Lonnegan’s murderous tendencies, but also other side players who want a piece of the action.