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Topic: The REAL Hustle
Message: Posted by: Eric Jones (Jan 26, 2008 03:02AM)
http://www.trutv.com/shows/real_hustle/index.html

Some nice scams with Apollo Robbins, Dani Marco, and Ryan Oakes on TruTV

The cash machine con is sexy.....
Message: Posted by: MagicB1S (Jan 29, 2008 03:31PM)
I am in the wrong business
Message: Posted by: Zhang (Jan 29, 2008 09:15PM)
Thanks for the link.

I like that job,:)

WZ.
Message: Posted by: rorythegreat (Jan 29, 2008 10:04PM)
Nice clips. Thanks for sharing!
Message: Posted by: Angio333 (Jan 29, 2008 10:21PM)
I just saw the show for the first time tonight...I will definately watch it again.
Message: Posted by: tedski (Feb 3, 2008 11:28PM)
That's the type of exposure that needs to be done.......
Message: Posted by: rorythegreat (Feb 3, 2008 11:56PM)
It deffinately makes you more aware and carefull not to have these things happen to you but on the other hand it gives shady people ideas to scam others.
Rory
Message: Posted by: paisa23 (Feb 4, 2008 10:32AM)
Man I had my eye on it. When does it air again?
Message: Posted by: Angio333 (Feb 12, 2008 10:11PM)
Every Tuesday at 10:00 and 10:30 PM on TruTV
Message: Posted by: Goku (Feb 13, 2008 03:09AM)
This is a great show. I believe Paul Wilson did a similar show in the UK call The Real Hustle.
Message: Posted by: Greg Arce (Feb 13, 2008 06:55AM)
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On 2008-02-13 04:09, Goku wrote:
This is a great show. I believe Paul Wilson did a similar show in the UK call The Real Hustle.
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No, Paul's was called The Takedown and was based on cheating casinos.

I do wish that Apollo gets his own show out of this because he could certainly do to pickpocketing what Blaine did to Street magic.

Greg
Message: Posted by: LLL (Feb 13, 2008 07:41AM)
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On 2008-02-13 07:55, Greg Arce wrote:
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On 2008-02-13 04:09, Goku wrote:
This is a great show. I believe Paul Wilson did a similar show in the UK call The Real Hustle.
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No, Paul's was called The Takedown and was based on cheating casinos.

I do wish that Apollo gets his own show out of this because he could certainly do to pickpocketing what Blaine did to Street magic.

Greg
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Paul Also did a show called "The Real Hustle" in the uk with Alexis Conran and Jessica-Jane Clement.
The show highlights ways in which money can be extracted, with a view to educating the viewer in how to avoid becoming a victim. Various terminology is explained, and the marks are fully informed of the cons/scams straight afterwards and repaid any money they'd lost.
It was produced by Objective Productions, same people who do Derren Browns shows.
It's been on for a few years now so maybe Objective have sold the format to TRU TV.
Hope this helps

Mescalito
Message: Posted by: theboss (Feb 14, 2008 04:02AM)
The Real Hustle USA is identical to the UK version. Down to the scams themselves. It may even have Objective involved.
Message: Posted by: theboss (Feb 14, 2008 04:34AM)
Hats off to all involved though. It looks like a great show. Interesting to see the different reactions between the Brits and the Yanks to the same scams.
Message: Posted by: Neznarf (Feb 14, 2008 11:14AM)
I TiVo all the "Real Hustle" episodes.

And it's very well done and entertaining.

Great TV.
Message: Posted by: Ethan the emazing (Feb 14, 2008 12:36PM)
Awesome, can't wait to see more.
Message: Posted by: Todd Robbins (Feb 17, 2008 02:50AM)
The US Real Hustle was indeed based on the UK Real Hustle. The American production company bought the rights.
Message: Posted by: cjbroz (Feb 17, 2008 12:50PM)
That's a great show-- thanks for the link! After watching the lotion scam, I chuckle everytime I go to the local farmer's market. One question, though-- are any of the marks stooges? Most of the scams are pretty straightforward, but I wonder what would happen if, say, they crashed one of the cars they stole or a mark got violent.
Message: Posted by: wilfr3d (Feb 17, 2008 02:20PM)
If something like that happened, it wouldn't get aired.
Message: Posted by: DNshade (Feb 18, 2008 10:32PM)
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On 2008-02-17 13:50, cjbroz wrote:
That's a great show-- thanks for the link! After watching the lotion scam, I chuckle everytime I go to the local farmer's market. One question, though-- are any of the marks stooges? Most of the scams are pretty straightforward, but I wonder what would happen if, say, they crashed one of the cars they stole or a mark got violent.
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Remember there isn't much reality in reality TV...


Nice to see that a show I created and produced (The Takedown) - get's ripped off in the UK (even uses one of the same "hustlers" in the lead) - comes back to the US - and on the same network. Got to love showbiz!

And before anyone say's they are different - The Takedown was supposed to be more about street and short cons etc. and that's where it was going to go in the next episodes etc. - long before the UK Real Hustle was even a thought.

Par for the course in Hollywood.