Tag: con-artist

Hot Millions (1968) 6.9

Hot Millions (1968)

Cockney con artist Marcus Pendleton (Sir Peter Ustinov), just out of prison, replaces an insurance company's computer programmer and sends claim checks to himself in various guises at addresses all over Europe. Meanwhile...

Uptown Saturday Night (1974) 6.7

Uptown Saturday Night (1974)

Steve Jackson and Wardell Franklin sneak out of their houses to visit Madame Zenobia's: a high-class but illegal nightclub. During their visit, however, the place is robbed and they are forced to hand over their wallets....

Striking Poses (1999) 5.3

Striking Poses (1999)

Wealthy press mosquito Gage Sullivan is arrested by FBI agents Linus Stahl and Valerie after burying blood-stained clothes. She explains it was all part of her endless efforts to get rid of a clever, persistent stalker. ...

The Wrong Cruise (2018) (TV) 4.9

The Wrong Cruise (2018) (TV)

When a mother takes her teenage daughter on a cruise for some much needed bonding, the two unexpectedly find themselves falling for a couple of very handsome passengers. However, when they leave the ship for a port excur...

Desire (1936) 7.1

Desire (1936)

Madeleine steals a string of pearls in Paris and uses US engineer Tom, who is driving on his vacation to Spain, to get the pearls out of France, but getting the pearls, back from him proves to be difficult without fallin...

Extract (2009) 6.1

Extract (2009)

Joel, the owner of an extract manufacturing plant, constantly finds himself in precarious situations that steadily worsen by the minute. First, his soon-to-be floor manager acquires a serious injury in a machine malfunct...

High Rollers (1976) 7.5

High Rollers (1976)

Belle Duke, in order to get revenge on her former lover Philip Bang, organizes his jail break. But instead of Philip is the Italian Felice Brianza, AKAS Felix, to escape. Now Felix is obliged to help Philip escape. He su...

Focus (2015) 6.6

Focus (2015)

Nicky Spurgeon is an extremely accomplished con man who takes an amateur con artist, Jess, under his wing. Nicky and Jess become romantically involved, and with Nicky's profession of being a liar and a cheater for a livi...

The Music Man (1962) 7.7

The Music Man (1962)

It's the early twentieth century American Midwest. A con man currently going by the assumed name Harold Hill has used several different schemes to bilk the unsuspecting, and now travels from town to town pretending to be...

Welcome to Woop Woop (1997) 5.7

Welcome to Woop Woop (1997)

A con artist escapes a deal gone wrong in New York and winds up in the Aussie outback in a strange town whose inhabitants are an oddball collection of misfits....

Still Breathing (1997) 6.7

Still Breathing (1997)

Two lost souls: she a con-artist in L.A.; he a puppeteer in San Antonio have the same dream linking each with the other. He travels to L.A. to find this woman he has become obsessed with. She resists, afraid of his kooky...

Princess Caraboo (1994) 6

Princess Caraboo (1994)

Bristol, England, early 19th century. A beautiful young stranger who speaks a weird language is tried for the crime of begging. But when a man claims that he can translate her dialect, it is understood that the woman is ...

The Hustle (2008) 4.4

The Hustle (2008)

Disenchanted pest sprayer and single dad Freddie Manning is always trying to hustle a tiny bit more from his disappointing life when he suffers a series of setbacks that puts him in the unlikely position of his biggest h...

The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox-1976 5.7

The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox-1976

It's 1882 on the Barbary Coast. Charlie Malloy aka the Dirtwater Fox, makes his living cheating at cards. His latest venture however is stealing $40,000 from a bunch of outlaws. Bluebird, a saloon performer and prostitut...

Georgetown-2019 6

Georgetown-2019

Ulrich Mott, an ambitious social climber, marries a wealthy widow in Washington D.C. in order to mix with powerful political players.::Anonymous...

False Pretenses-2004 5.6

False Pretenses-2004

Randal 'Randy' Ackers looses his family savings and the company's reserve funds in an 'easy profit scheme' and commits suicide. His widow Dianne hopes to build a new life in California but gets stuck with car trouble in ...

The Twelve Chairs-1970 6.5

The Twelve Chairs-1970

A treasure hunt. An aging ex-nobleman of the Czarist regime has finally adjusted to life under the commisars in Russia. Both he and the local priest find that the family jewels were hidden in a chair, one of a set of twe...

The Good Liar-2019 6.5

The Good Liar-2019

Career con artist Roy Courtnay (Sir Ian McKellen) can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Dame Helen Mirren) on-line. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find hi...

A Night at the Opera-1935 7.9

A Night at the Opera-1935

The Marx Brothers take on high society. Two lovers who are both in opera are prevented from being together by the man's lack of acceptance as an operatic tenor. Pulling several typical Marx Brothers' stunts, they arrange...

Curly Sue-1991 5.9

Curly Sue-1991

Bill Dancer and his young companion Curly Sue are the classic homeless folks with hearts of gold. Their scams are aimed not at turning a profit, but at getting enough to eat. When they scam the rich and beautiful Grey El...

Shooting Fish-1997 6.6

Shooting Fish-1997

Dylan and Jez are con artists, Dylan is a charming American who's run from some characters in the states and Jez is an English techno nerd. During one of their scams selling a voice recognition computer they hire Georgie...

The Magnificent Scoundrels-1991 6.6

The Magnificent Scoundrels-1991

Valantino is a loser who's girlfriend has run off to get married, she mets a very lousy con-artist, thanks to her he's in trouble with a local mob boss. Meanwhile another low life is in trouble with the same boss, he's o...

The Stick Up-1977 5.8

The Stick Up-1977

In 1930s England, a shady American and an Irish lass try to improve their fortunes using less-than-honest methods....

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels-1988 7.4

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels-1988

Wealthy native Brit Lawrence Jamieson, living in Beaumont-sur-Mer on the French Riviera, earns most of his money through big cons on wealthy unsuspecting women. With the help of his associates, corrupt Police Inspector A...

The Lady Eve-1941 7.8

The Lady Eve-1941

Returning from a year up the Amazon studying snakes, the rich but unsophisticated Charles Pike meets con-artist Jean Harrington on a ship. They fall in love, but a misunderstanding causes them to split on bad terms. To g...

Cash-2007 3.4

Cash-2007

A priceless diamond is up for grabs. An amazing heist has taken place. The payment is made. The buyer is waiting. Then things go horribly wrong. Marked notes lead to a trail of cold blooded murder and ruthless double cro...

Novocaine-2001 5.8

Novocaine-2001

Dr. Frank Sangster is a straight-laced dentist who because of one innocent lie, finds his tidy, prosperous life transformed into a comic quagmire of illicit sex, illegal drugs and inexplicable murder in this brilliantly ...

The Last of Mrs. Cheyney-1929 6.1

The Last of Mrs. Cheyney-1929

There is a big charity function at the house of Mrs. Cheyney and a lot of society is present. With her rich husband, deceased, rich old Lord Elton and playboy Lord Arthur Dilling are both very interested in the mysteriou...

The Law and the Lady-1951 6.7

The Law and the Lady-1951

A beguiling international jewel thief loses her heart....

The Square-2017 7.2

The Square-2017

Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is "The Square", an installation which invites pass...

Mo’ Money-1992 5.5

Mo’ Money-1992

Trying to get his act together, a con artist gets a job in a credit card company. He falls in love with a fellow employee, he steals a couple of cards, everything is going great. But soon, the chief of security drags him...

Catch Me If You Can-2002 8.1

Catch Me If You Can-2002

New Rochelle, the 1960s. High schooler Frank Abagnale Jr. idolizes his father, who's in trouble with the IRS. When his parents separate, Frank runs away to Manhattan with $25 in his checking account, vowing to regain dad...

Criminal-2004 6.4

Criminal-2004

In Los Angeles, Richard Gaddis and a Mexican immigrant named Rodrigo, both small time con men, meet in the progress of one of their cons gone wrong, the other who proves to be the savior in the situation. Richard is look...

Paradise Alley-1978 5.8

Paradise Alley-1978

It's 1946 in Hell's Kitchen in New York City. Cosmo Carboni, the eldest of the three Carboni brothers, is lamenting what he sees as them not living up to their potential. Big talking Cosmo hustles and panhandles for mone...

Holy Hell-2016 7.1

Holy Hell-2016

An inside look at a West Hollywood cult formed by a charismatic teacher in the 1980s that eventually imploded.::Anonymous...

Art of Revenge-2003 4.4

Art of Revenge-2003

After Matt Kane leaves his wife Lara after seven years of marriage for the single, fast life that he wanted all his life after getting a promotion at work, she plots revenge against him by hiring an female ex-con and gri...

The Sting-1973 8.3

The Sting-1973

Johnny Hooker, a small time grifter, unknowingly steals from Doyle Lonnegan, a big time crime boss, when he pulls a standard street con. Lonnegan demands satisfaction for the insult. After his partner, Luther, is killed,...

Zootopia-2016 8

Zootopia-2016

From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. When Judy Hopps becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns ho...

The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven-2010 4.3

The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven-2010

The plan is to find out the truth of what heaven is all about....

The Beverly Hillbillies-1993 5

The Beverly Hillbillies-1993

Jed Clampett and kin move from Arkansas to Beverly Hills, when he becomes a billionaire, after an oil strike. The country folk are very naive with regard to life in the big city, so when Jed starts a search for a new wif...