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The Resource The sting, Universal Pictures; a Richard D. Zanuck/David Brown presentation; a George Roy Hill film; produced by Tony Bill, Michael and Julia Phillips; directed by George Roy Hill; written by David S. Ward, (videorecording)

The sting, Universal Pictures; a Richard D. Zanuck/David Brown presentation; a George Roy Hill film; produced by Tony Bill, Michael and Julia Phillips; directed by George Roy Hill; written by David S. Ward, (videorecording)

Label
The sting
Title
The sting
Statement of responsibility
Universal Pictures; a Richard D. Zanuck/David Brown presentation; a George Roy Hill film; produced by Tony Bill, Michael and Julia Phillips; directed by George Roy Hill; written by David S. Ward
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Set in 1930's Chicago, this story deals with two con men who seek revenge on a big-time gangster who was responsible for the murder of their friend
Awards note
  • Academy Awards, 1974: Best picture; best director (Hill); best original screenplay; best art direction-set decoration; best costume design; best editing; best musical score.
  • Director's Guild of America Awards, 1974: Outstanding directorial achievement in motion pictures.
  • National Film Registry, 2005.
Cataloging source
UNA
Credits note
Cinematography, Robert Surtees; editor, William Reynolds; music, Marvin Hamlisch; piano rags by Scott Joplin
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: PG
Language note
Closed captioned; English, Spanish, and French soundtracks; subtitled in English and Spanish
PerformerNote
Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning, Ray Walston, Eileen Brennan
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1921-2002
  • 1940-
  • 1943-
  • 1944-2002
  • 1925-2008
  • 1927-1978
  • 1923-
  • 1917-2001
  • 1910-1997
  • 1868-1917
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hill, George Roy
  • Bill, Tony
  • Phillips, Michael
  • Phillips, Julia
  • Ward, D. S
  • Newman, Paul
  • Redford, Robert
  • Shaw, Robert
  • Durning, Charles
  • Walston, Ray
  • Brennan, Eileen
  • Surtees, Robert
  • Reynolds, William
  • Hamlisch, Marvin
  • Joplin, Scott
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gangsters
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Academy Awards (Motion pictures)
  • National Film Preservation Board (U.S.)
  • DVDs
Label
The sting, Universal Pictures; a Richard D. Zanuck/David Brown presentation; a George Roy Hill film; produced by Tony Bill, Michael and Julia Phillips; directed by George Roy Hill; written by David S. Ward, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1973
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm50814559
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (129 min.)
Isbn
0251920165236
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192016523
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
20165
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, single-layer format; full-screen version (aspect ratio 1.33:1); Dolby digital 2.0 mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The sting, Universal Pictures; a Richard D. Zanuck/David Brown presentation; a George Roy Hill film; produced by Tony Bill, Michael and Julia Phillips; directed by George Roy Hill; written by David S. Ward, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1973
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm50814559
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (129 min.)
Isbn
0251920165236
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192016523
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
20165
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, single-layer format; full-screen version (aspect ratio 1.33:1); Dolby digital 2.0 mono
Video recording format
DVD
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