Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
DIRECTOR: FRANK OZ
CAST: STEVE MARTIN, MICHAEL CAINE, GLENNE HEADLY
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.