DVD 110 mins IMDB 6.9 (9,719 votes)
PG
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Orion (1988)
In Collection
#33

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8

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Comedy, Crime
USA  /  English

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
Meagen Fay Lady from Oklahoma
Frances Conroy Lady from Palm Beach
Nicole Calfan Lady in Dining Car
Lolly Susi Lady in Rolls Royce
Aina Walle Miss Krista Knudsen
Georges Gerrard Baffos Assistant Hotel Manager
Aïna Walle Miss Krista Knudsen
Cheryl Pay Lady with Pearls
Nathalie Auffret Marion
Rupert Holliday-Evans English Sailor #1 (as Rupert Holliday Evans)

Director Frank Oz
Producer Bernard Williams
Writer Dale Launer; Stanley Shapiro; Paul Henning
Cinematography Michael Ballhaus
Musician Miles Goodman
User Credit 1 Stephen A. Rotter; William S. Scharf
User Credit 2 Marit Allen

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). — Hal Erickson

Edition Details
Barcode 027616869272
Region Region 1
Chapters 16
Release Date 5/6/2003
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Surround
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Original
User Text 2 Nice guys finish last. Meet the winners.
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Notes
Trivia: This film originated as a project for Mick Jagger and David Bowie, after the success of their popular "Dancing in the Street" video in 1985. Studio bosses were anxious to put them in a movie together. Screenwriter Dale Launer was brought in based on the success of Ruthless People and asked to submit ideas. Launer had seen the original film, "Bedtime Story" (which starred Marlon Brando, David Niven, and Shirley Jones) on TV once before and suggested a remake. During development, however, Jagger and Bowie dropped out of the project. Steve Martin and Michael Caine were brought in as replacements. (more)

Goofs: Factual errors: When Lawrence Jamison goes to Switzerland, the sign in the train station reads "ZURICH". It should read "ZÜRICH" with an umlaut. (more)

Quotes:
[Ruprecht is mauling Lawrence's new girlfriend]
Lawrence Jamieson: Ruprecht, do you want the genital cuff?
(more)

Awards: Nominated for Golden Globe. (more)