GenreCrime, Drama CinematographyRic Waite CountryUnited States
Release dateMay 22, 1993 (1993-05-22) WriterCraig Smith (novel), Craig Smith (screenplay) CastChristopher Walken (Jack Shanks), Lorraine Bracco (Maggie Rohrer), Miguel Ferrer (Barry Landers), Martin Donovan (Gordon Wexler), James McDaniel (Daniel Poole), Daniel von Bargen (Albert Magliocco) Similar moviesFocus, Ocean's Eleven, American Hustle, The Grifters, Special 26, The Shift
TaglineThe danger... The intrigue... The suspense...
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Scam is a 1993 television film adaptation of crime drama novel by Craig Smith titled Ladystinger. It originally aired on Showtime in May 1993.
Maggie Rohrer (Lorraine Bracco) is a seductive con-artist scamming the rich in Miami Beach. When she picks the wrong mark, Jack Shanks (Christopher Walken), he blackmails her into working with him on the ultimate scam in Jamaica. He wants to use her talents in a much bigger scam: ripping off a crime lord by getting at his programmer's computer files. But she starts to have doubts about what he's really after when she finds a huge stash of loot with the disks. He claims no knowledge of the money, she distrusts him, he's using her, things start getting dangerous and even murderous - and then her boyfriend shows up. When the scam turns deadly, murder and double-cross become the only way to finish their dangerous game.
John Flynn says he was offered the film by Showtime on the basis of his work for them on Nails (1992). The movie was shot in Jamaica. Flynn:
It was a privilege to work with Chris Walken. What a fine actor he is. Miguel Ferrer and Martin Donovan are also first-rate talents, but Lorraine Bracco was clinically depressed at the time, having trouble with her boyfriend Edward James Olmos and her ex-husband Harvey Keitel. So Lorraine wasn’t at the top of her game in Scam.