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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

Director:
Frank Oz

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Comedy

NORWEGIAN TITLE
Svindlere med stil

RUNNING TIME
110 minutes

Producer:
Bernard Williams

Screenwriter:
Dale Launer
Stanley Shapiro
Paul Henning


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Freddy Benson Steve Martin
Lawrence Jamieson Michael Caine
Janet Colgate Glenne Headly
Inspector Andre Anton Rodgers
Fanny Eubanks Barbara Harris
Arthur Ian McDiarmid -
Mrs. Reed Dana Ivey -
Miss Trumble Meagen Fay -
Diana Frances Conroy -

 

Review

There is occasionally a balletic elegance to the duelling interplay between Steve Martin's brash hustler and Michael Caine's sophisticated con artist in this 1988 remake of Bedtime Story. The perpetual and borderline exhausting nature of the setup is alleviated by well-placed shifts in rhythm and power balance, which allow the film to stay one step ahead every time you think it has become too predictable and repetitive. Michael Caine's performance is suprisingly accomplished for such lightweight material. And Steve Martin delivers his expected routines, which will no doubt please his fans.

Copyright 14.03.2021 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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