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Funny Quotations from The Sting

The Sting is a comedy caper crime drama film about two men who set out to con a mob boss. The film begins showing a grifter from the Depression-era conning $11,000 out of someone with the help of his two partners. However, a corrupt policeman finds out about the con and demands money from from the grifter. The grifter pays him in counterfeit bills and soon, a crime boss kills the grifter after assumingly finding out about it from the officer. Thus, the grifter seeks out revenge and hopes to score "the big con" that the murdered man told him about before his death. Directed by George Roy Hill. Starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and Robert Shaw. Inspired by the book "The Big Con: The Story of the Confidence Man" by David Maurer.

The Sting received rave reviews upon its release and was a smash hit at the box office. The film went on to win seven Academy Awards and receive three other nominations. Among the wins were for Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Writing. The movie went on to being preserved in the National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Continue reading for some humorous The Sting quotes.


Loretta: I don't even know you.
Johnny Hooker: You know me. I'm the same as you. It's two in the morning and I don't know nobody.
Louise Coleman: If I didn't know you better, I'd swear you had some class!
Luther: How much did you lose?
Johnny Hooker: [winces] All of it.
Luther: In one damn night? What are you spraying money around like that for, you could've been nailed.
Johnny Hooker: I checked the place first. There were no dicks in there.
Luther: But you're a con man! And you blew it like a pimp!
Johnny Hooker: Luther said I could learn some things from you. I already know how to drink.
Johnny Hooker: I gave him the breakout just like you said.
Henry Gondorff: And?
Johnny Hooker: 'S good. He threatened to kill me.
Henry Gondorff: Hell, kid, they don't do that, you know you're not getting to 'em.
Johnny Hooker: He's not as tough as he thinks.
Henry Gondorff: Neither are we.
Joe Erie: Hello Snyder. Whattya doin' up here?
Lieutenant William Snyder: I'm on vacation. You see that friend of yours lately?
Joe Erie: No, no. He packed it in. Enrolled in detective school.
Johnny Hooker: Can you get a mob together?
Henry Gondorff: After what happened to Luther, I don't think I can get more than two, three hundred guys.
Johnny Hooker: Hey, where's June?
Loretta: She quit. I'm filling in for a couple of days, till I can get a train outta here.
Johnny Hooker: Yeah? Where ya going?
Loretta: I don't know. Depends on which train I get on.
Henry Gondorff: You not gonna stick around for your share?
Johnny Hooker: Nah. I'd only blow it.
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