Stories from The Sting

There are some terrific tales from the making of the classic film – and one of my all-time favourite movies – THE STING.

It’s one of the all-time classic ways to finish a movie…

Paul Newman and Robert Redford in The Sting

Paul Newman and Robert Redford

“You’re right, Henry. It’s not enough.

But it’s close.”

Those immortal last lines from Robert Redford’s street hustler Johnny Hooker to Paul Newman’s ace conman Henry Gondorff at the end of their marvellous takedown of the corrupt Robert Shaw’s Doyle Lonergan, memorably close George Roy Hill’s magnificent THE STING.

And in this article from the very cool Guardian series, producer Michael Phillips and Oscar-winning screenwriter David S Ward recount some extraordinary stories – including the casting of Paul Newman, Robert Redford and Robert Shaw – from the making of this iconic 1973 movie. Have a read.

How we made…THE STING