Sunday, January 29, 2012

Steve Martin Month: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 1988 9 out of 10

"I've got culture coming out of my ass"

A battle of con men.   One a small time thief from American played be Steve Martin the other a big time con man played by Michael Caine.   They battle at first then Michael Caine takes Martin under his wing in an attempt to get rid of him.   When  Steve Martin doesn't leave the eventually make a bet to see who can get 50,000 grand out of this one woman and the loser has to leave.  The plot is great.  The twists are fun and funny.   Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is classic.   Michael Caine is great as the sophisticated con man and Steve shines as Freddy Benson as the battle with scheme after scheme.    Especially Steve as Ruprect a character used as a part of their schemes.


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