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Thursday, January 9

  1. page Cinematic Scams edited ... A mother and daughter con artist team scam lonely single men. This broad comedy aims to be an …
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    A mother and daughter con artist team scam lonely single men. This broad comedy aims to be an all female version of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels but doesn't quite succeed. Features the romance scam and the Free Lunch.
    Our rating: 3 out of 5
    Holy Rollers (2011)
    The true story of a group card-counters who also happen to devout christians. Fascinating documentary that explores the ethics of card counting and casino culture: Our rating: 4 out of 5.

    House Of Games (1987)
    A pyschologist helps a con artist discover the 'tells' in rival poker players. Features Card Cheating.
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    A charming con man convinces the residents of a small town he can make it rain...for $100. Features advance fee fraud.
    Our rating: unreviewed
    Rogue Traders (1999)
    A fictional retelling of the story of fraudulent trading of Nick Leeson, the man who destroyed Barings bank in 1995. Our rating: 3 out of 5

    Rounders (1998)
    A poker player and his friend, a poker cheat, try to pay off a big debt by a mixture of good poker and good cheating. Perhaps the most accurate depiction of poker and cheating on the big screen, Rounders is responsible for inspiring the breed of poker players and, in turn, the rise in popularity of Texas Hold'em. Features Card Cheating.
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    Three con artists make a bundle by swapping top race horses for bad ones, cleaning up with big bets on the long odds. 20 years later, their past catches up with them.
    Our rating: 2 out 5.
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    Money (1929)
    Edward G Robinson and James Cagney share the screen for the first and only time in this story of a small town barber who is also the 'luckiest man alive'. Keen to turn his skill at gambling into a fortune, he takes his 10,000 dollars of his friend's money into a poker game, unaware that the game is crooked.
    Our rating: 4 out of 5.
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Monday, February 7

  1. page Cinematic Scams edited The Encyclopedia of Scams Cinematic Scams page features some of the greatest con artist films of al…
    The Encyclopedia of Scams Cinematic Scams page features some of the greatest con artist films of all time...as well as a few turkeys.
    I have avoided listing films which main claim to the con artist world is a deceptive character based plot twist (E.g. Primal Fear, The Usual Suspects) or those who have a criminal character who is called a con artist without pulling any real cons. (e.g The Distinguished Gentleman, Bandits) or those with fictional or impractical scams (e.g. Ocean's Eleven, Wag The Dog)
    Our top five films (in no particular order) are:
    The Sting
    House of Games
    Catch Me If You Can
    Nine Queens
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    Paper Moon

    $5 a day (2009)
    Christopher Walken plays a small time con artist who hates spending money. He attempts to reconnect with his son as they drive cross country spending just $5 a day.
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    Three con artists make a bundle by swapping top race horses for bad ones, cleaning up with big bets on the long odds. 20 years later, their past catches up with them.
    Our rating: 2 out 5.
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    Money (1929)
    Edward G Robinson and James Cagney share the screen for the first and only time in this story of a small town barber who is also the 'luckiest man alive'. Keen to turn his skill at gambling into a fortune, he takes his 10,000 dollars of his friend's money into a poker game, unaware that the game is crooked.
    Our rating: 4 out of 5.
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Thursday, October 28

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    The Tony Valentine Books by James Swain
    The Confidence Man by Herman Melville.
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    Author
    Type

    100 Ways to Win a Ten-Spot: Scams, Cons, Games You Can't Lose
    Paul Zenon
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    The Tony Valentine Books by James Swain
    The Confidence Man by Herman Melville.
    Title|| Title
    Author
    SubjectType
    100 Ways to Win a Ten-Spot: Scams, Cons, Games You Can't Lose
    Paul Zenon
    Bar bets, Instructive
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    of coosnage, 1591
    The
    1591: The second part
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    conny-catching, 1592 (Elizabethan and Jacobean quartos)
    Robert Greene
    Gambling (cards)(cards), Gambling (dice), Gambling (theory)
    Absolutely Nuts (DVD)
    Bob Sheets
    Dvd, Gambling (monte), Instructive
    Amarillo Slim in a World Full of Fat People
    Thomas Austin Preston, Greg Dinkin
    Biography, Gambling (cards), Gambling (dice), Gambling (monte)

    American Gods
    Neil Gaiman
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    Annals of Gullibility: Why We Get Duped and How to Avoid It
    Stephen Greenspan
    PsychologyPyschology
    Annotated Erdnase
    Darwin Ortiz
    Gambling (cards), Gambling (dice), Gambling (monte), Gambling (theory)

    Art of the Steal: How to Protect Yourself & Your Business from Fraud, Americas #1 Crime
    Frank W.AbagnaleFrankW.Abagnale
    Finances, Internet
    Beat The Dealer
    Edward
    the Dealer: A Winning Strategy for the Game of Twenty-One
    Edward
    O. ThorpeThorp
    Gambling (cards), Gambling (theory)
    Blackjack for Profit
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    Ben Mezrich
    Biography, Gambling (cards)
    CatchCarnival Cop
    Glenn Hester
    Carnival
    Catch
    Me If You Can
    Stan

    Stan
    Redding;
    Frank
    Frank Abagnale;
    Biography, Finances
    Chance a Guide to Gambling, Love, the Stock Market & Just About Everything Else
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    Crooks & Conmen
    Brian Innes
    Encyclopedia
    Crooks Are Human Too
    Daniel J Campion
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    Gambling (theory), Theory
    Daryl Does the Full Monte (DVD)
    Daryl
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    Dead Men's Wages: The Secrets of a London Conman & His Family (Financial Times Executive Briefings)
    Lilian Pizzichini
    Biography, Gambling (theory)
    Dead Souls: A Novel
    Nikolai Gogol
    Fiction

    Deadman's Bluff
    James Swain
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    Dealing 21
    Hughes, Thomas
    Dice: Deception, Fate, and Rotten Luck
    Ricky Jay
    Gambling (dice)

    Expert Gambling Tricks
    Trost, Nick
    Gambling (cards),Gambling(cards), Gambling (theory), Instructive
    Expert Gambling Tricks with Cards (Vol 1)
    Nick Trost
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    Fast and Loose (DVD)
    Whit Haydn
    DVD,Dvd, Gambling (theory)
    Fiver!
    Hank Whittemere, Mark Yarry
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    James Swain
    Fiction, Gambling (cards)
    Gambling Protection Series
    Steve Forte
    Gambling (cards), Gambling (dice)
    Gambling Scams: How They Work, How to Detect Them, How to Protect Yourself
    Darwin Ortiz

    Gambling to Win in Australia
    Tony Crabb
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    Nick Yapp
    Encyclopedia
    Hoaxes and Scams
    Carl Sifakis
    Bar bets, Biography, Encyclopedia, Finances, Gambling (cards), Gambling (dice), Gambling (monte), Supernatural
    How They Cheat You at Cards
    Alberto Villiod
    Gambling (cards), Gambling (dice), Gambling (monte)

    How to Cheat at Everything: A Con Man Reveals the Secrets of the Esoteric Trade of Cheating, Scams, and Hustles
    Simon Lovell
    EncyclopediaEncyclopedia, Finances, Gambling (cards), Gambling (dice), Gambling (monte), Gambling (theory), Internet, Pyschology, Theory
    How to Detect Casino Cheating at Blackjack
    Bill Zender
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    How to Win Friends and Influence People
    Dale Carnegie
    Psychology
    How They Cheat You At Cards
    Eugene Villiod
    Biography, Gambling (cards), Gambling (dice), Gambling (theory)
    Pyschology
    Influence: Science and Practice
    Robert B. Cialdini
    PsychologyPyschology
    Jay's Journal of Anomalies
    R Jay
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    La Grande Therese: The Greatest Swindle of the Century
    Hilary Spurling
    Biography
    Loaded Dice
    James Swain
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    Eric Garcia
    Fiction
    Mind Hacks: Tips & Tricks for Using Your Brain: Tips and Tricks for Using Your Brain Hacks
    Tom Stafford, Matt Webb
    Pyschology
    Miracles Vol 1-4 (DVD)
    James Swain
    Dvd, Gambling (cards), Gambling (monte), Instructive

    New Complete Guide to Gambling
    John Scarne
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    Phill Cass
    Dvd, Gambling (monte), Pyschology
    Phishing and Countermeasures: Understanding the Increasing Problem of Electronic Identity Theft
    Internet
    Phishing: Cutting the Identity Theft Line
    Rachael Lininger,
    Russell Dean Vines
    Internet

    Players: Con Men, Hustlers, Gamblers, and Scam Artists
    Geno Zanetti
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    Robert C Prus
    Gambling (cards), Gambling (dice), Gambling (monte)
    Scams and Fantasies with Cards
    Darwin Ortiz
    Gambling (cards), Instructive

    Scams and swindlers: investment disasters and how to avoid them: true stories from ASIC
    Bruce Brown
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    Spanish Fly
    Will Ferguson
    Fiction
    Stealing Your Life: The Ultimate Identity Theft Prevention Plan
    Frank W. Abagnale
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    Street Monte (DVD)
    Sal Piacente
    Gambling (monte), InstructiveInstructive, Dvd
    Sucker Bet
    James Swain
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    Oscar A Mendelson
    Biography, Encyclopedia
    Swindling Exposed from the Diary of William B. Moreau King of Fakirs
    J. B. Costello
    Biography, Encyclopedia, Finances, Gambling (cards)

    The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Gambling
    Robert J. Hutchinson
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    Mark Twain
    Fiction
    The Art of Deception: An Introduction to Critical Thinking : How to : Win an Argument, Defend a Case, Recognize a Fallacy, See Through a Deception,
    Nicholas Capaldi
    Theory

    The Big Book of Hoaxes: True Tales of the Greatest Lies Ever Told! (Factoid Books)
    Carl Sifakis
    Encyclopedia
    The Big Con: The Story of the Confidence Man
    David Maurer
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    The Grifters
    Jim Thompson
    FictionFiction, Gambling (cards), Gambling (dice), Gambling (monte)
    The Hargreaves Story
    White, Frank James
    Biography
    The Holy Theif
    Ellis Peters

    Biography
    The Imposter's Daughter: A True Memoir
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    Richard Turner
    Gambling (monte), Instructive
    Topdog/Underdog
    Suzan-Lori Parks
    Fiction, Gambling (monte)
    Trick Baby: The Story of a White Negro (IGN Departement Maps)
    Iceberg Slim
    Wanna bet?: winners and losers in gambling's luck myth
    Tim Costello & Royce Millar
    Gambling (theory)

    World's Great Crooks and Conmen
    Nigel Blundell
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Tuesday, October 26

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    Three con artists make a bundle by swapping top race horses for bad ones, cleaning up with big bets on the long odds. 20 years later, their past catches up with them.
    Our rating: 2 out 5.
    Smart Money (1929)
    Edward G Robinson and James Cagney share the screen for the first and only time in this story of a small town barber who is also the 'luckiest man alive'. Keen to turn his skill at gambling into a fortune, he takes his 10,000 dollars of his friend's money into a poker game, unaware that the game is crooked.
    Our rating: 4 out of 5.

    Spanish Prisoner (1997)
    David Mamet's study of a victim of the classic Advance Fee Fraud. While the premise of the Spanish Prisoner makes up the lion share of the plot, the execution is a little unbelievable.
    Our rating: 3 out of 5
    The Sting (1973)
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    long con. The Sting is the standard against which all other con artists are judged. The story is based on the life of The Yellow Kid Weil and the book, The Big Con by David Maurer, who sued the filmmakers. Features the
    Our rating: 5 out of 5
    The Sting 2 (1983)
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    Our rating: unreviewed
    Swindled aka Incaustos (2003)
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    short cons.
    Our rating: 4 out of 5.
    The Super (1991)
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Thursday, October 14

  1. page Cinematic Scams edited ... Our rating: 4 out of 5 Diggstown (1992) ... 24 hours. This is very much a fight movie tha…
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    Our rating: 4 out of 5
    Diggstown (1992)
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    24 hours. This is very much a fight movie that retains elements of con artistry. In others, the ability to box does play a part in the success of the scam. Features the
    Our rating 3 out of 5
    Dirty Rotton Scoundrels (1988)
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    Our rating: 5 out of 5
    Leap of Faith (1992)
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    he can heal.heal and tell their fortunes. Features scams
    Our rating: 3.5 out of 5.
    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
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    Our Rating: 4 out of 5
    The Prime Gig (2000)
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    artist who getsspecializes in boiler room telemarketing. Recruited into trouble when he sleeps with his partner's girlfriend.
    Our
    a team to make a fortune in a gold mining scam.
    Our
    rating: unreviewed3,5 out of 5
    Princess Caraboo (1994)
    Phoebe Cates (from Gremlins, remember Gremlins? Great film.Scared the hell out of me) plays the titular role as a non English speaking princess from a far away land who ingratiates herself in at 19th Century Bristol family. It's inclusion on this list suggests she is not all she appears. Based on a true story.
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    The Sting 2 (1983)
    The sequel to the original film with new actors in the lead roles. The film makers have create a messy scam full of holes set in the world of boxing.
    Our rating: .50.5 out of
    The Swindler (1997)
    A pair of French swindlers, Betty and Victor, cross the country in an RV in this Hitchcock style comedy.
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Tuesday, September 21

  1. page Cinematic Scams edited ... Vince Vaughn plays a con artist who gets into trouble when he sleeps with his partner's girlfr…
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    Vince Vaughn plays a con artist who gets into trouble when he sleeps with his partner's girlfriend.
    Our rating: unreviewed
    Princess Caraboo (1994)
    Phoebe Cates (from Gremlins, remember Gremlins? Great film.Scared the hell out of me) plays the titular role as a non English speaking princess from a far away land who ingratiates herself in at 19th Century Bristol family. It's inclusion on this list suggests she is not all she appears. Based on a true story.
    Our rating: unreviewed

    The Producers (1968)
    A theatre producer and accountant try to swindle investors out of money by producing a flop. The resulting play 'Springtime For Hitler" is a smash hit.
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Sunday, September 19

  1. page Cinematic Scams edited ... A two bit hustler working the streets in Canada hooks up with a young boy and teaches him ever…
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    A two bit hustler working the streets in Canada hooks up with a young boy and teaches him everything he knows. Features a note perfect depiction of three card monte how it's really played, crooked dice and various short cons.
    Our rating: 3.5 out of 5.
    The Tichborne Claimant (1998)
    The true story of the wagga butcher who pretended to be the missing son of a wealthy french noblewoman.
    Our rating: 3.5 out of 5

    Traveller (1997)
    Bill Paxton and Mark Wahlberg play nomadic con artists in South Carolina
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Saturday, September 4

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    ATM Users
    The Scam
    The{_38858855_loop_203.jpg} The con artist
    The card is not returned and the victim leaves. At this point, the con artist removes the card from the machine and uses the PIN to empty their account.
    Variations
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