In this remake of 1988's "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," 2 con-women hustle in a small French Riviera town - one for small amounts from average men, and one for higher amounts wealthier men. They bet on what looks like an easy target. Winner gets $500K from him, and the loser leaves town forever.Written by
Alex Gaumond: as a waiter on the train featured at the beginning of the official movie trailer. Gaumond is an Olivier Award nominated actor who starred in the stage adaptation of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" at the Savoy Theatre, in London's West End. In the stage production, he starred opposite Robert Lindsay and played the role of Freddy Benson, which was played by Steve Martin in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), and by Rebel Wilson in this remake. See more »
In the beginning of the film, Josephine sets up a scam where she switches a fake bracelet for the one her mark is trying to sell her. This means they not only had to know which piece of jewelry he would try to sell that night, but also had to have access to it in order to recreate it well enough for 'only an expert' to know it was a fake (or his wife). See more »
[referring to a skeleton]
You just don't like him cause he's black!
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The title spells "Ethel Huts" before mixing up to "The Hustle" See more »
Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (uncredited)
Performed by The Fedora Club
Arranged by Jonathan Lewis
Licensed courtesy of Jonathan Lewis
Under licence from Universal Music Operations Ltd. See more »
Maybe I expected too much. A great cast in Rebel Wilson and Ann Hathaway could not make up for a lack of creativity in the writing. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a classic but flipping the gender without updating the storyline resulted in a flop for this film.
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