Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

1988 PG 1h 50m Blu-ray / DVD

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

1988 PG 1h 50m Blu-ray / DVD
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Small-time con man Freddy butts heads with Lawrence, a successful European swindler working the Riviera. Hoping to get rid of one another, they make a loser-leaves bet to scam the fortunes of a wealthy heiress.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Widescreen 1.85:1
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 11+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 11+
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age 11+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie features characters taking advantage of one another. It hints at the fact that the scam victims' money was ill-gotten, and therefore they deserve to be fleeced. No one in this film is particularly moral. If the two scammers have a fatal flaw, it's their overconfidence rather than their immorality. Steve Martin's turn as a developmentally challenged, and later, physically challenged, man plays mental and physical deficiencies for laughs.

Sexual Content

Sex insinuated.


A character briefly lashes another with a reed; no lasting effects.


A few swear words.

Social Behavior

No one in this film is particularly moral.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Some drinking.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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