Posted on 20. Apr, 2016 by in Manhattan, New York City


Though most of the “action” takes place in or near Louisiana, Focus is at least partially a New York City movie in the sense that the audience is introduced to the principal characters in New York City.  They are seen to meet, size each other up, and finally, Nicky Spurgeon (Will Smith) gives his beautiful blonde female protege (Margot Robbie) lessons in dissimulation, distraction, and pick-pocketing in front of one of the entrances to the Lincoln Center Theater complex, and at a snow drift in the Lincoln Center area.



Nicky is said to have spent his formative years and to have learned his skills as a con man and thief in Harlem.