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Confidence
- Edward Burns

Overview - Ed Burns gives the best performance of his career in James Foley's fast-moving CONFIDENCE. Foley, who directed David Mamet's GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, has learned much from his mentor, making a who's-conning-whom film worthy of the master of the genre.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Ed Burns gives the best performance of his career in James Foley's fast-moving CONFIDENCE. Foley, who directed David Mamet's GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, has learned much from his mentor, making a who's-conning-whom film worthy of the master of the genre. Burns plays Jake Vig, the leader of a small group of con artists who unknowingly steals money from a sleazy but powerful underworld lord known as King. In order to get his dough back, King forces Vig and his gang to pull off a nearly impossible con that could get nearly everyone involved killed. Meanwhile, Vig is being watched closely by a stubbly federal agent who is following the money. Foley has put together a terrific cast, including Paul Giamatti and Rachel Weisz as part of Vig's crew, Andy Garcia as the fed, Dustin Hoffman as King, and Luis Guzman and Donal Logue as two cops on the take. As in Mamet's films, the audience will have to keep guessing whose side the characters are on right up until the final shot, never quite knowing who's conning whom.

Cast List

Brian Van Holt - Actor
Doug Jung - Screenwriter, CONFIDENCE (2003)
Dustin Hoffman - American actor
Andy Garcia - Hispanic Actor, THE GODFATHER PART III (1990)
Tiny Lister - Star, FRIDAY (1995)
Tom "Tiny" Lister Jr. - Star, FRIDAY (1995)
Tommy "Tiny" Lister - Star, FRIDAY (1995)
Tommy Lister - Star, FRIDAY (1995)
Michael Ohoven - Producer, EVELYN (2002)
Morris Chestnut - Actor/"Boyz N The Hood"
Franky G - Actor, CONFIDENCE (2003)
Edward Burns - Director/Writer/Actor, THE BROTHERS McMULLEN
Ed Burns - Director/Writer/Actor, THE BROTHERS McMULLEN
Michael Paseornek - Director/Screenwriter
Donal Logue - Actor/"The Crew"
Luis Guzmán - Puerto Rican actor, BOOGIE NIGHTS
James Foley - American Director
Joel High - Music Supervisor, CONFIDENCE (2003)
Robert Forster - American Actor/Director
Robert Foster Jr. - American Actor/Director
Rachel Weisz - British Actress, THE MUMMY (1999)
Michael Burns - American Actor
Paul Giamatti
Juan Ruiz-Anchia
Juan Ruiz Anchia

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 97
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 031398710967
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: R (MPAA) (language, violence, and sexuality/nudity)
  • Release Date: October 2006

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
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Crime
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Notes:
Theatrical Release Date: April 25, 2003 (NY/LA)

Reviews:
"...Its shell-game plot is alive with organic trickery..." - 05/02/2003 Entertainment Weekly, p.49


"...Hoffman has fun with his role as the sleazy crime lord; it's one of his most energetic performances in recent years..." - 05/01/2003 Movieline's Hollywood Life, p.114-15


"CONFIDENCE is a con-trick thriller in the style of David Mamet..." - 10/01/2003 Sight and Sound, p.46

 
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