Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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Director: Frank Oz

Cast: Frank Oz, Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly

     
 

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a remake of the 1964 film farce Bedtime Story. Steve Martin and Michael Caine take over the roles originally played by Marlon Brando and David Niven: two international con artists, plying their trade on gullible wealthy women up and down the Riviera. Martin and Caine vie over the honor of fleecing ingenuous heiress GlenneSee more details below

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Overview

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a remake of the 1964 film farce Bedtime Story. Steve Martin and Michael Caine take over the roles originally played by Marlon Brando and David Niven: two international con artists, plying their trade on gullible wealthy women up and down the Riviera. Martin and Caine vie over the honor of fleecing ingenuous heiress Glenne Headly (in a role originated by Shirley Jones).

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels harks back to the era of suave 1950s and '60s caper films -- specifically, the 1963 David Niven/Marlon Brando vehicle Bedtime Story, on which Scoundrels's script is based. Michael Caine plays the slicker member of the anti-hero duo with perfect English ease, and Steve Martin is inspired as his gauche American counterpart. Scoundrels features an involved and complicated plot, with as many twists and turns as a decent mystery; the film unfolds like a broad, comic version of the The Sting. Director Frank Oz's only previous adult-oriented film was 1986's Little Shop of Horrors, and with Dirty Rotten Scoundrels he firmly established the fine comic form that he would perfect with In & Out (1997) and Bowfinger (1999). The lush French Riviera environs are adroitly shot by Michael Ballhaus.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/08/2013
UPC:
0883904242512
Original Release:
1988
Rating:
PG
Source:
20Th Century Fox
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:50:00
Sales rank:
7,753

Special Features

Audio commentary with director Frank Oz; Behind-the-scenes featurette; Original theatrical trailer; Teaser trailer

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Steve Martin Freddy Benson
Michael Caine Lawrence Jamieson
Glenne Headly Janet Colgate
Anton Rodgers Inspector Andre
Barbara Harris Fanny Eubanks
Ian McDiarmid Arthur
Dana Ivey Mrs. Reed
Frances Conroy Lady from Palm Beach
Nicole Calfan Lady in Dining Car
Aina Walle Miss Krista Knudsen
Cheryl Pay Lady with Pearls
Nathalie Auffret Marion
Lolly Susi Lady in Rolls Royce
Rupert Holliday Evans English Sailor
Hepburn Graham English Sailor
Xavier Maly Hotel Bellboy
André Penvern Waiter on the Train
Louis Zorich Greek Millionaire
Georges Gerrard Baffos Assistant Hotel Manager
Valerie Beaufils Pretty Beach Girl
Jerry Goodman Violinist
Meagen Fay Lady from Oklahoma

Technical Credits
Frank Oz Director
Marit Allen Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Ballhaus Cinematographer
Pascal Charbonnier Makeup
Alexis Dubin Songwriter
Janet Flora Makeup
Miles Goodman Score Composer
Paul Henning Screenwriter
Charles Hirschhorn Executive Producer
Donna Isaacson Casting
Damien Lanfranchi Art Director
Dale Launer Executive Producer,Screenwriter
John Lyons Casting
Debbie McWilliams Casting
Stephen A. Rotter Editor
William Scharf Editor
Stanley Shapiro Screenwriter
Ivan Sharrock Sound/Sound Designer
Rosalind Shingleton Set Decoration/Design
Steve Spence Art Director
David Tringham Asst. Director
Roy Walker Production Designer
Terry Walsh Stunts
Bernard Williams Asst. Director,Producer

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