Nice guys finish last. Meet the winners.
A connoisseur of conning, Lawrence Jamison (Michael Caine) is running the ultimate royal scam on the Riviera: He's posing as a deposed prince raising funds for the freedom fighters of his stricken homeland. Should a wealthy commoner care to "give her all" to his noble cause, so be it - provided she also kicks in cash, jewelry & gambling chips. But his "hustling highness" gets royally flushed when one day a pretender to his throne turns up. He's Freddy Benson (Steve Martin), a small time scam artist who has enough on Jamison to make a mess of the monarchy. So the rivals make a wager: the first to extract $50,000 from the next woman they see, wins. And the loser goes into exile. Enter Janet Colgate (Glenne Headly), a naÃ¯ve, American "detergent heiress." And the race is on . . .