Original Australian Daybill Movie Poster. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a 1988 American comedy film directed by Frank Oz and starring Steve Martin, Michael Caine and Glenne Headly. The screenplay was written by Dale Launer, Stanley Shapiro, and Paul Henning, it is a remake of the Shapiro and Henning script for the 1964 Marlon Brando/David Niven film Bedtime Story. Michael Caine was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. This film has now become a comedy Classic!