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Confidence (2003)

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Jake Vig (Burns) is a consummate grifter about to pull his biggest con yet, one set to avenge his friend's murder. But his last scam backfired, leaving him indebted to a mob boss (Hoffman) and his enforcer.

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James Foley

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Doug Jung

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Burns ... Jake Vig
Rachel Weisz ... Lily
Morris Chestnut ... Travis
Leland Orser ... Lionel Dolby
Louis Lombardi ... Big Al
Paul Giamatti ... Gordo
Brian Van Holt ... Miles
Donal Logue ... Whitworth
Luis Guzmán ... Manzano (as Luis Guzman)
April O'Brien ... Attractive Blonde
Jay Giannone ... Car Salesman
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... Harlin
Franky G ... Lupus
Dustin Hoffman ... King
Melissa Lawner Melissa Lawner ... Katie
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Storyline

Jake Vig leads a small Los Angeles based team of grifters, each member who has his specific role in each con: Jake is the main man, Miles the adversary, Big Al the scared innocent bystander, and Gordo the dead shooting victim. He also has in his pockets crooked LAPD detectives Lloyd Whitworth and Omar Manzano who basically play themselves as needed. Beyond getting the money, the basic goal of each con is to ensure the mark is so scared by what has happened - usually being an accomplice in a "murder" - that he won't come back looking for the money. Jake learns the hard way that their latest mark, Louis Dolby, who they fleeced for $150,000, was carrying money for a criminal named King, who takes a no prisoners approach in getting even, he who knows who stole his money. Instead of returning the $150,000 to King, money which he no longer has anyway, Jake convinces King to parlay that money and a bit more into a bigger con against a mark of King's choice, that person being banker Morgan ... Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

It's not about the money. It's about the money. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violence and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Lions Gate Entertainment

Country:

USA | Canada | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

CONfidence See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,800,000, 27 April 2003

Gross USA:

$12,251,640

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,014,206
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Alice in Chains vocalist William DuVall has a non-speaking, uncredited role as a bar patron in the opening moments of the film. The logo of DuVall's then-band Comes With The Fall also appeared in the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Travis racks the slide on his pistol while threatening Jake, the slide remains locked back, indicating that the gun is empty. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jake: So I'm dead. And I think it's because of this redhead.
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Connections

Featured in Anatomy of a Scene: Confidence (2003) See more »

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Clocks
Performed by Coldplay
Written by Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin
Published by Careers-BMG Publishing, Inc. (BMI) o/b/o BMG Music Publishing Ltd.
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Watch "The Sting" Instead
29 September 2006 | by farflungfloydSee all my reviews

Hmmm... I watched it and it sounded a lot like the Sting. And then I watched the documentary that came with the DVD and the screenwriter said that he watched "The Sting" and then wrote this movie.

He basically copied "The Sting." Just that he took out the characters and the ambiance. He added a wasted voice-over.

I think I can imagine the thought process behind this movie: Let's take "the Sting" and give it a noir edge to it. Then we'll update it to modern day LA (even though the screenwriter wanted a cliché-ridden NYC) and we'll include a whole lot of quick cuts and fancy colours because that's what the MTV generation likes these days.

Watch "The Sting" instead. It's much better.


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