of the screen:
and the point-men for juvenile gangs. We pick up a solitary
this part of town.
Suddenly we are plunged into a room of chattering, clamoring
people. This is a spot for the numbers racket, a place
Others wait at a cashier's window to pick up previous
earnings or to ask for credit.
named Mr. Granger. The Yankee-White Sox game is heard on
the radio in the background.
Beat it, Mottola.
8720...Yes, hold on a second.
(calling over to the Supervisor)
Mr. Granger, Chicago on the line.
clerks and adding machines. This room is the clearinghouse
Granger, this is Combs. Why
haven't we heard from ya? Everybody
else is in.
We had a few problems with the Law
this morning. The Mayor promised
rackets again, so he shut everybody
look good. Nothing serious, it
You been making your payoffs,
Hell yes. He does this every year.
up here as soon as you can. I
don't wanta be here all night.
Believe me, the Man's gonna be real
ten grand this week.
We cleared 22 here.
Well, hell, you got the whole
Chicago south side. How do ya
got to compete with that?
(reading off a sheet
of paper on his desk)
They did 14 grand in Evanston, 16.5
is Gary, and 20 in Cicero. Looks
like you're bringing up the rear,
The Sting (1973)
Synopsis: Following the murder of a mutual friend, aspiring con man Johnny Hooker (Robert Redford) teams up with old pro Henry Gondorff (Paul Newman) to take revenge on the ruthless crime boss responsible, Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw). Hooker and Gondorff set about implementing an elaborate scheme, one so crafty that Lonnegan won't even know he's been swindled. As their big con unfolds, however, things don't go according to plan, requiring some last-minute improvisation by the undaunted duo.