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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

1988 / 110min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: FRANK OZ

CAST: STEVE MARTIN, MICHAEL CAINE, GLENNE HEADLY

Frank Oz in attendance on December 26.

The French Riviera is the happy hunting ground of suave, cultured hustler Michael Caine, so when he finds a tacky, penny ante American competitor (Steve Martin, at the height of his prowess as a physical comedian) working his territory, he conspires to run the interloper off with a challenge: whoever is the first to separate heiress Glenne Headly from $50,000 gets to stay on. Director Oz (What About Bob?) keeps the outlandish gags coming nonstop, with Caine and Martin irresistible as the not-so-friendly rivals, the hysteria reaching a fever pitch in the introduction of Martin’s alter-ego, Ruprecht.

Screens as a part of In the Year of the Grifter.