Editor’s note: It’s Day 13 in our 30-day “Countdown to Oscar,” where we’ll feature a different Oscar-winning movie that you can watch online right here at xfinitytv.com.
Grifting never looked so good.
“The Sting” made its mark on movie history at the 1974 Academy Awards, when it took home seven Oscars including the award for Best Director, Best Picture and Best Song. Robert Redford and Paul Newman play two con men inspired by a real-life grifting duo, Fred and Charley Gondorff, who, after their friend is killed, hatch a plan to resurrect a highly involved scam known as “the wire.” Danger, double-crossing, and epic menswear ensue.
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