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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Actors: Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly, Anton Rodgers, Barbara Harris
Director: Frank Oz
Genres: Comedy
PG     2001     1hr 50min

One's got a sophisticated, suave and debonair con act. The other's got...well, an act. Together, Steve Martin and Michael Caine are Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and they're absolutely ruining the Riviera in this "hilarious bat...  more »


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Actors: Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly, Anton Rodgers, Barbara Harris
Director: Frank Oz
Creators: Michael Ballhaus, Bernard Williams, Charles Hirschhorn, Dale Launer, Paul Henning, Stanley Shapiro
Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: Steve Martin
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 12/04/2001
Original Release Date: 12/14/1988
Theatrical Release Date: 12/14/1988
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 50min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
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Member Movie Reviews

Jerry A. from FREDERICK, MD
Reviewed on 2/8/2013...
A classic Steve Martin along with a surprisingly funny Michael Caine makes this movie a side-splitting howler. My teenager fell off of the couch laughing.
Sarah J. from INVERNESS, FL
Reviewed on 12/17/2011...
Very fast delivery and perfect DVD. So sorry to be late responding I was in the hospital unexpectedly. Thank you!
Tayfun S. from ASTON, PA
Reviewed on 10/24/2009...
Its one of the best comedies i ever watched, I simply love this movie and the cast.

Movie Reviews

Verify which DVD edition you are buying!
E. Knowles | The Amazon | 02/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS is a great comedy. Martin & Caine have terrific on-screen chemistry and their performances in this film can still reduce me to a squalking, teary-eyed viewer. Terrific pacing keeps this movie buoyant at all times, even as the movie approaches its 20th anniversary.There are two DVD editions. The first was from Orion/Image. It was a "no-frills" release, containing the movie only. Mercifully, that version is out of print although I have seen some unscrupulous sellers hyping that fact as a selling point. Don't be fooled.Get the current edition on MGM DVD. Watch out for similar cover artwork. The current MGM offering has Martin & Caine standing in front of palm trees. (The no-frills disc has them standing in front of a bunch of beach umbrellas.)With the current edition, you will enjoy an anamorphic widescreen transfer (better image quality than standard letterboxing). They are also including the original teaser trailer which brilliantly set up one's expectations without revealing ANY of the actual movie. Frank Oz (director) provides an interesting scene-by-scene audio commentary.Enjoy!"
Priceless Match of Wits
Laura De Giorgio | Canada | 12/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The script is flawless and the roles played exquisitely by Michael Caine, Steve Martin and Glenne Headly.

Fred Benson (Steve Martin) has developed some expertise in swindling the small game - getting women basically to pay him a dinner. He is loud, uncultured and proud of his achievement. He has even managed to get publicity for his misdeeds in newspapers.

He realizes that he has much to learn when he steps on the territory, French Riviera, of Laurence Jamieson (Michael Caine), suave, cultured, classy European, who is elegantly getting the better of the big game.

In order to prevent Fred from scarying away his prey, Laurence devises a bet, a match of wits, between the two of them. The one who wins it gets to stay, the one who loses must leave. The bet consists of extracting $50,000 from unsuspecting victim - which they both choose and agree upon.

Now the priceless and hillarious match of wits begins, each one trying to outdo another and each one alternatively getting one step ahead, until the hunters realize that they have been hunted themselves all along by someone with even greater wits.
Shashank Tripathi | Gadabout | 05/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" has panache, slapstick, clever con hijinks, some gorgeous scenery of the beautiful French oceanside, a wacky Steve Martin peeing in his pants at the dinner table, and a debonair Michael Caine changing his impersonations as often as his hat. Plus, a great ending. MGM has done a fairly surprising job with the feature-rich DVD. Apart from a couple of standard theatrical trailers, it has a complete altenative track from Frank Oz (director) which is quite funny overall. Next up is a six and a half minute "behind the scenes" featurette including interviews with director Frank Oz, Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly, and the writer. In short, MGM has done a pretty decent job with this DVD. Recommended purchase."