When the movie The Sting came out in 1973, I was pretty excited to see it, since Paul Newman and Robert Redford looked really good in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The Sting was charming in its dedication to the 1930s movie aesthetic. The plot was complicated (to a 14-year-old), but believable since it was based on a true story. And Newman and Redford still looked good. If you enjoyed The Sting, you'll want to learn some trivia about the movie. Some of it is painful.
7. Robert Shaw had to incorporate a knee injury into his role.
The actor took a bad spill on a wet patch of ground before filming and as a result tore all the ligaments in his knee. He had to add a hobbling walk to his character to keep it looking natural.
5. Robert Redford broke his thumb before filming and had to work around it.
He broke his thumb during a skiing incident and as a result had to find a way to use his hand without further injuring his thumb.
Read the rest of the trivia list about The Sting at TVOM.