Instead of the revenge being an eye for an eye, Hill has the leading characters get their revenge by coning the ,man responsible for the death, out of his money.
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On the way, three men con him by replacing his money with tissue paper. Doyle Lonnegan Robert Shawthe mobster who was supposed to get the money, exacts revenge by having one of the con men, Luther Coleman Robert Earl Jonespushed out of a window; he dies. Posing as an obnoxious gambling boss from Chicago, Gondorff gets into a high-stakes poker game with Lonnegan, who is known to cheat.
Lonnegan, furious at being out-cheated, bites. Gondorff and company do a lot of fast work to get ready for the final phase of the long con. First they assemble a mob and rent an empty basement, transforming it in a couple of days into a prosperous gambling parlor.
They choose a race with odds they like -- maybe 3: They run through this once with a fairly small bet to show Lonnegan the system will work; the final plan they give Lonnegan calls for a bet so large it will ruin Gondorff.
Pretending to be painters, the gang tricks a genuine Western Union manager into vacating his office for an hour, and one of them poses as the manager.
Snyder Charles Durninga Joliet cop, has pursued Hooker to the big city because Hooker gave Snyder counterfeit cash when Snyder tried to shake him down. The night before the final act of the con, Hooker hooks up with Loretta Dimitra Arlissthe new waitress at the diner where he likes to eat.
As Hooker walks down a sunlit alley and spots Loretta coming toward him, smiling, the armed man emerges behind him and shoots -- hitting Loretta neatly in the middle of the forehead. She drops a handgun as she falls. Lonnegan sits down to listen to the race.
When Lonnegan mentions that he bet on the tipped horse to win, Kid Twist, shocked, tells him the bet should have been to place, not to win. Having secured the mastermind, his prize, Polk tells Hooker he can go.
Hooker throws a guilty look at Gondorff and starts to slink away, but Gondorff pulls a gun and shoots him in the back. Lonnegan, standing nearby, can see that Hooker is bleeding from the mouth; both men look quite dead.
Back in the gambling den, good cheer reigns. The dead have risen and are congratulating one another and their many accomplices -- including the erstwhile FBI agents -- for a job well done. The set is already being disassembled; Gondorff tells the mobsters where to pick up their share of the take and he and Hooker leave together.Eventually, via a sting operation, Carolyn confessed to a friend that she'd stabbed Tim during an argument.
She then hysterically ran to her parents' home and cried for help. Revenge is a bit of a dangerous thing in any story, it strives merely on emotions and does not use any logic or reasoning. Hamlet was trying to prove that Claudius was guilty of the murder of his father.
The Sting is a classic story of revenge for the death of a good friend. Instead of the revenge being an eye for an eye, Hill has the leading characters get their revenge by coning the,man responsible for the death,4/4(1).
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More essays like this: revenge, the sting, george roy hill. Not sure what I'd do without @Kibin - Alfredo Alvarez, student @ Miami University. Exactly what I needed. George Roy Hill's film The Sting uses many forms of irony in the setting of the 's Chicago to show the theme of revenge for a friends death.
Johnny Hooker played by Robert Redford is the main character in the film. The irony in the film is that he is the 'good guy' and is also a gambling addict and street con-man.
The Sting is a classic story of revenge for the death of a good friend. Instead of the revenge being an eye for an eye, Hill has the leading characters get their revenge by coning the,man responsible for the death, out of his money.
Within the first ten minutes you are grabbed into the film.