Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

DVD - 2004
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Two competing con men are out to extract $50,000 from a sweet American heiress.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, c2004.
ISBN: 9780792862444
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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JCLHeatherM Jun 10, 2020

The source material for the 2019 film 'The Hustle' is far superior to the copycat. That's not to say that I found either film overly brilliant, but the '88 film fared fair better was ultimately more original than the reboot. Two con artists with different philosophies on the trade meet their match in an exotic locale and eventually learn that some things are better done as a team.

Aug 17, 2019

I'd call this respectable comedic entertainment. Based on 'Bedtime Story' (1964) starring Marlon Brando, David Niven and Shirley Jones. Another remake is 2019's 'The Hustle'. It looks like the school/regional folk are using a musical version.
Director Frank Oz' credits are loaded with Muppet projects; 'Stepford Wives' is listed as well.
Con men of late seem unlikely hooks for comedy, but these are designated scoundrels and as such pretty safe characters for mass entertainment.
The two are as good foils for each other as 'The Odd Couple' were. Steve Martin's is doing physical comedy or otherwise trademark broad stuff.
Made me laugh a number of times. Without Michael Caine's presence though, I would have more lamented taking the time for this now.
I'd say dated. Don't know what 2019's 'The Hustle' managed.

Jul 21, 2019

I love this classic it is so funny with 2 con artist who are male able to live a great lifestyle totally. Michael Caine and Steve Martin is great together and I still enjoy it even today. I liked how they were conned in the end by a woman ahh women do it best I must say.

Nov 28, 2018

I liked this DVD. It is good for all ages. This hysterical comedy is sophisticated and suave with a good dash of mischief, and features a delightfully jazzy score. Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother's failing health. After meeting in the lobby of an opulent hotel, they attempt to work together, only to find that this small French town isn't big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement: the first one to extract $50,000 from a young female target, heiress, Christine Colgate, wins, and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end.

Jun 06, 2014

Just a laugh a minute from start to finish. Steve Martin is will shock you with the things he thinks up. He is wild and crazy, if you know what I mean. Michael Caine is along to set up the humor for Martin, but he has his laughs as well. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a Five Star Comedy Classic and one that I will watch many times over!

Dec 13, 2011

A WHOLE LOT OF LAUGHTER & Very charming funny film.
Con-artists prying on the gullible does not always make the gullible victim.

Sep 25, 2011

An all-time comedy classic!


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Mar 18, 2012

Comedy filmed on the Riviera, it's the story of two con men who compete to see who can extract $50,000. from a woman first. The victim is a naive American heiress, and the competition between the two men, one a suave and sophisticated Englishman and the other a bumbling but appealing American, heats up!
Michael Caine, Steve Martin, Glenne Headly

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