Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

8.62 / Rated by 4 people

110 min.
Plot  Lawrence Jamieson is a cultivated and suave British con artist who operates in the French Riviera with the help of manservant Arthur and corrupt police official Andre. His signature con is seducing wealthy and morally suspect women and stealing their money. His only concern is a mysterious, anonymous con artist known only as "The Jackal" who has been preying on other wealthy victims of late.

When small-time American hustler Freddy Benson decides to search for easy marks in Beaumont-sur-Mer, Lawrence's home base, Lawrence believes that the Jackal has shown his face. Worried that Freddy's clumsy antics will scare away his prey, Lawrence has Freddy arrested and put on the next plane out of town. However, Freddy meets one of Lawrence's former marks and deduces that the older man is also a crook.

Returning to Beaumont-sur-Mer, Freddy forces Lawrence to take him on as a pupil in exchange for his silence. Lawrence attempts to teach the boorish Freddy about high culture with ...



Steve Martin
Freddy Benson
Michael Caine
Lawrence Jamieson
Glenne Headly
Janet Colgate
Anton Rodgers
Inspector Andre
Barbara Harris
Fanny Eubanks
Ian McDiarmid
Dana Ivey
Mrs. Reed
Meagen Fay
Lady from Oklahoma
Frances Conroy
Lady from Palm Beach
Louis Zorich


All Titles

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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