Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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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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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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Special Features

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

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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/8/2013
  • UPC: 883904242512
  • Original Release: 1988
  • Rating:

  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Region Code: A
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:50:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 6,422

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
Nathalie Auffret Marion
Georges Gerrard Baffos Assistant Hotel Manager
Valerie Beaufils Pretty Beach Girl
Nicole Calfan Lady in Dining Car
Frances Conroy Lady from Palm Beach
Rupert Holliday Evans English Sailor
Meagen Fay Lady from Oklahoma
Jerry Goodman Violinist
Hepburn Graham English Sailor
Xavier Maly Hotel Bellboy
Cheryl Pay Lady with Pearls
André Penvern Waiter on the Train
Lolly Susi Lady in Rolls Royce
Aina Walle Miss Krista Knudsen
Louis Zorich Greek Millionaire
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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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fun Movie!

    It's well worth my discounted purchase - lots of fun, and Martin and Caine are a great team!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Two delightful plot twists

    This movie about two con men on the French Riviera inspired the Broadway musical of the same name, in which John Lithgow gives Michael Caine's character from the film a more egotisical bent. Having seen both the play and the movie, both of which are great, I still prefer the film version - especially because of Steve Martin's outlandish approach to his character. The story wraps up with not one, but two, delightful plot twists.

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