- Actors: George C. Scott, Sue Lyon, Harry Morgan, Jack Albertson, Alice Ghostley
- Directors: Irvin Kershner
- Writers: Guy Owen, William Rose
- Producers: Lawrence Turman
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, HiFi Sound, NTSC
- Rated: Not RatedNR
- Number of tapes: 1
- Studio: Fox Home Entertainme
- VHS Release Date: January 1, 2002
- Run Time: 104 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
- ASIN: 6301801725
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #100,945 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
The Flim Flam Man [VHS]
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I love George C. Scott's rip-snorting performance as a train-hopping con-man whose legend precedes him. He literally stumbles upon a military AWOL drifter in Michael Sarrazin, and the unlikely pair join forces to make a little cash. Camping in abandoned railroad cars, hiking cross country and stealing a car or two, this colorful pair eventually has the county police hot on their tails. Along the way, Sarrazin falls in love with the mayor's daughter, Slim Pickens loses his paycheck (great scene) and Scott samples a bit of the local moonshine.
"The Flim Flam Man" is aided by a cast of extraordinary character actors, including Harry Morgan, Jack Albertson, Strother Martin, Albert Salmi and Pickens. Morgan, as the local sheriff, is especially funny in a grand slapstick role. But director Irvin Kershner has done an excellent job in balancing comedy, drama and romance with skilled ease. It's the quieter moments in "The Flim Flam Man" that I truly admire, such as the scene when Scott reminisces about the purple-eyed girl he once loved in Missouri, or when Sarrazin discusses his dreams of the future with Sue Lyon.
This is such a charming movie, that each time I watch it I'm sad to see it end.Read more ›
The Flim-Flam Man will make you laugh out loud (guaranteed), and it will touch your heart via a great story, great acting, and very fitting music. George C. Scott was said to have called this his favorite role. I can see why.
One of the 100 greatest movies ever made, the Flim-Flam Man will be one of your favorites.
This is NOT a bootleg DVD burned from a tape. It is a pristine, wide-screen, presentation!
An unassuming curio from the same year (1967) as the iconoclastic "Bonnie and Clyde," "The Flim-Flam Man" is good-looking, well-acted, imaginatively directed (by Irvin Kershner, who later skippered "The Empire Strikes Back"), and wildly successful at its sole purpose: to entertain. Hollywood used to excel at this brand of lightsome fare. Today, hopelessly vulgarized and dumbed-down, and hell-bent on dragging the audience down to its level, Tinseltown wouldn't know where to begin to make a flick like this. That's everybody's loss.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very pricey for a DVD, but this movie is so great it was worth it! I've wished to see it uncut for as long as I can remember.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Great acting by GCS.... he was one great actor, this is one where he skims the skin off some hicks, but he really shows his protegee how greed is good, sound logic that our... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Rufusfirefly
I shopped around for this classic movie. It takes me back to a simpler time. For me it's an escape and George C Scott is fantastic. Read morePublished 17 months ago by mike l
Buy this movie, but do NOT buy this Region Coded Version unless you really know what you're doing.
I got ripped off by buying this.