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The Sting

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The Sting
Theatrical release poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by George Roy Hill
Release Date 1973
Language English
Studio Universal Pictures
Distributor Universal Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Henry "Shaw" Gondorff Paul Newman
Johnny "Kelly" Hooker Robert Redford
Doyle Lonnegan Robert Shaw
J.J. Singleton Ray Walston
FBI Agent Polk, aka "Hickey" Dana Elcar
Black Gloved Gunman Joe Tornatore
Cole Brad Sullivan
Lt. William Snyder, Joliet P.D Charles Durning
Billie Eileen Brennan

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:



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.

Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver - .38 Special
Combs looks for Hooker outside his apartment.
Combs (Brad Sullivan) spots Hooker outside the diner.

Colt Official Police

Joliet PD Lt. William Snyder (Charles Durning) and FBI Special Agent Polk (Dana Elcar) carry Colt Official Police revolvers.

Colt Official Police 5" Barrel
Snyder intrudes on one of Hooker's phone calls.
FBI Special Agent Polk (Dana Elcar) fires the Colt.

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.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 snub nose revolver - .38 Special. Same frame, but with smaller grips and 2 inch barrel.
Henry gets his Model 10 from his suitcase.
Salino's S&W Model 10 snub in her hand.
Henry draws his snubnose.
Henry aims his snubnose.
Henry lays on the ground holding the revolver.

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.

Colt M1917 in moon clipped .45 ACP.
The gunman opens the case he keeps his New Service in.
The gunman attaches the barrel.
The gunman loads his New Service.
The gunman attaches a suppressor (in reality, revolvers are very difficult to sound suppress).
The gunman uses the Colt in the alley.
The gunman holds the Colt after using the revolver..

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