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  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a 1988 American comedy film directed by Frank Oz and starring Steve Martin, Michael Caine and Glenne Headly. The screenplay was written by Dale Launer, Stanley Shapiro, and Paul Henning. It is the story of two men competing to swindle an American heiress out of $50,000. Caine plays the suave con man Lawrence Jamieson, who believes in conning corrupt, rich people out of their money so he can spend it on culture and a lavish lifestyle. Martin plays his loud, cocky American rival, Freddy Benson, who believes in conning just about anyone in order to get a free meal. It takes place in the French Riviera. Although not officially credited as a remake of Bedtime Story, it closely follows the plot of the 1964 film starring David Niven and Marlon Brando and their two characters have the same names. This version has a different ending than the first. Shapiro and Henning co-wrote the 1964 screenplay and receive credit for this adaptation. The film ranks as number 85 on Bravo's 100 Funniest Movies.

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