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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1988
  • Frank Oz
  • 105 mins
  • PG

Summary

Comedy starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin. Sophisticated conman Lawrence Jamieson makes a tidy living fleecing rich women in the French resort of Beaumont-sur-Mer, until his position is suddenly threatened by the arrival of small-time American rival Freddy Benson.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

This proficient remake of the old David Niven/Marlon Brando screwball comedy Bedtime Story attempts to cruise by on star power alone. Michael Caine plays the veteran conman making a comfortable living on the Riviera, who takes brash American Steve Martin under his wing. However, the pair fall out when they compete to take rich heiress Glenne Headly to the cleaners. Caine more than holds his own against the manic Martin, and, if the script offers few surprises, the south of France looks great and director Frank Oz ensures the action slips along smoothly. The result is harmless, knockabout fun.

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Credits

Cast

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Lawrence JamiesonMichael Caine
Freddy BensonSteve Martin
Janet ColgateGlenne Headly
Inspector AndréAnton Rodgers
Fanny EubanksBarbara Harris
ArthurIan McDiarmid
Mrs ReedDana Ivey
Krista KnudsenAina Wallé
Lady from OklahomaMeagen Fay
Lady from Palm BeachFrances Conroy
Lady in dining carNicole Calfan
Lady with pearlsCheryl Pay
MarionNathalie Auffret
Lady in Rolls RoyceLolly Susi
English sailorRupert Holliday Evans
English sailorHepburn Graham
Hotel bellboyXavier Maly
Waiter on trainAndré Panvern
Greek millionaireLouis Zorich
Assistant hotel managerGeorges Gerrard Baffos
Pretty beach girlValerie Beaufils

Crew

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DirectorFrank Oz

Details

Theatrical distributor
Rank Film Dists Ltd
Released on
1989-06-30
Languages
English | French
Guidance
Edited for language.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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