The Big Mark rides the rails, lying in wait for the con men traveling alongside him. Portraying himself as a wealthy rube, he makes off with his would-be fleecers' money before they realize they've been had. He lives like this for years, until he is found out following a failed ploy. Given a hundred days to pay back what he owes, the Big Mark must rely on his conning skills to pay for his freedom. More
The Big Mark rides the rails in early 20th century America, lying in wait for the con men traveling alongside him. Portraying himself as a moneyed rube, he plays the short con against the long con and makes off with the money his would-be fleecers dangle in front of him before they realize they've been had. He makes a living in this manner for years, until he is eventually caught out following a failed ploy. Given one hundred days to pay back the hundred thousand he has been accused of scamming from the collective con industry, the Big Mark finds himself faced with two options: go legitimate as a con man and begin roping marks of his own, or convince the Big Store to work with him on a scheme that may bring in double what he owes, a plan that involves extracting a ransom from the family of a man who himself is unaware of his abduction.
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