The 1988 film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a unique breed of con men film wherein the two leads are working against each other, not in tandem. While Freddy Benson (Steve Martin) is the boorish type, Lawrence Jamieson (Michael Caine) is the suave debonair. Both have had their successes, and both have set their eyes on one mark: Janet Colgate (Glenne Headly).
Although Dirty Rotten Scoundrels features a seemingly never-ending flurry of cons on top of cons, its juicy center is the interplay between Benson and Jamieson. Seeing Caine and Martin go toe-to-toe and play off each other is a real comedic treat, and makes the film well worth it.