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Eric Jones
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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.....
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Thanks for the link.

I like that job,:)

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Nice clips. Thanks for sharing!
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I just saw the show for the first time tonight...I will definately watch it again.
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That's the type of exposure that needs to be done.......
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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.
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Man I had my eye on it. When does it air again?
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Every Tuesday at 10:00 and 10:30 PM on TruTV
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This is a great show. I believe Paul Wilson did a similar show in the UK call The Real Hustle.
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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.


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.

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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.


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


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

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The Real Hustle USA is identical to the UK version. Down to the scams themselves. It may even have Objective involved.
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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.
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I TiVo all the "Real Hustle" episodes.

And it's very well done and entertaining.

Great TV.
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Awesome, can't wait to see more.
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The US Real Hustle was indeed based on the UK Real Hustle. The American production company bought the rights.
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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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If something like that happened, it wouldn't get aired.
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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.


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.
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