Taglines: The con is on… place your bets!
Lonnegan is planning to get back at Gondorff and Hooker for bilking him out of half a million. At the same time Gondorff and Hooker are planning their next caper. And their mark is a man named Macalinski, who makes Lonnegan look like a pussycat. There con is boxing match and Hooker is the fighter whom they have to make look good but Macalinski needs some convincing, and Hooker is a little rusty.
The Sting II is a 1983 film sequel to The Sting. Directed by Jeremy Kagan and written by David S. Ward, the author of the original movie, it stars Jackie Gleason, Mac Davis, Teri Garr, Karl Malden and Oliver Reed. No one from the original film’s cast returns. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Musical Score, which was composed by Lalo Schifrin.
About the Story
The Great Depression is over. King of the con men Fargo Gondorff is released from prison and reassembles his cronies for another con, out to avenge the murder of his lifelong pal Kid Colors. Gondorff’s young protege Jake Hooker attempts to pull a scam on wealthy “Countess Veronique,” who instead pulls one on him and turns out to be a grifter herself named Veronica.
Coming up with a boxing con, Gondorff’s goal is to sting both Lonnegan, the notorious banker and gangster who wants revenge from a previous con, and Gus Macalinski, a wealthy local racketeer. One or both of them is behind Kid Colors’ death.
Hooker pretends to be a boxer who is about to throw a big fight. Macalinski is not only hoodwinked into losing hundreds of thousands of dollars, he is talked into changing his original wager by Lonnegan. While one gangster takes care of the other, Gondorff and Hooker head for the train station with a bag full of money, tickets out of town and a final twist from Veronica.
The Sting 2 (1983)
Directed by: Jeremy Kagan
Starring: Jackie Gleason, Mac Davis, Teri Garr, Karl Malden, Oliver Reed, Bert Remsen, Kathalina Veniero, Frances Bergen, Monica Lewis
Screenplay by: David S. Ward
Production Design by: Edward C. Carfagno
Cinematography by: Bill Butler
Film Editing by: David Garfield
Costume Design by: Burton Miller
Set Decoration by: Hal Gausman
Music by: Lalo Schifrin
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
Release Date: February 18, 1983