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The Sting is the classic 1973 crime comedy directed by George Roy Hill. Set during the time of Prohibition, the film stars Paul Newman and Robert Redford as confidence men who create an elaborate scheme to bilk a crime boss who had a fellow con man murdered following a robbery. The film marked the final onscreen pairing of Newman and Redford, who reunited with their Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid director Hill. The Sting would go on to receive 7 Academy Awards including wins for Best Picture and Best Director for George Roy Hill.
The following weapons were used in the film The Sting:
WARNING! THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS!
Smith & Wesson Model 10
Cole (Brad Sullivan), one of Doyle Lonnegan's (Robert Shaw) hitmen, chases and shoots at Johnny Hooker (Robert Redford) with a Smith & Wesson Model 10.
Colt Official Police
Joliet PD Lt. William Snyder (Charles Durning) and FBI Special Agent Polk (Dana Elcar) carry Colt Official Police revolvers.
Smith & Wesson Model 10 Snub Nose
Loretta Salino (Dimitra Arliss) carries a suppressed Smith & Wesson Model 10. (This movie relies twice on the myth that a revolver can be sound-suppressed). On the last day of the con, Henry Gondorff (Paul Newman) sticks a Model 10 Snub in his waistband. He later uses this to shoot Johnny Hooker.
Colt New Service
The black-gloved gunman (Joe Tornatore), hired by Gondorff, shoots Salino with a suppressed Colt New Service that he constructs in his room.