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The Grifters
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Anjelica Huston

Anjelica Huston

Lilly Dillon
John Cusack

John Cusack

Roy Dillon
Annette Bening

Annette Bening

Myra Langtry
Jan Munroe

Jan Munroe

Guy at Bar
Robert Weems

Robert Weems

Racetrack Announcer
Jimmy Noonan

Jimmy Noonan

Bartender


Written by
Jim Thompson

Jim Thompson

(novel)
Donald E. Westlake

Donald E. Westlake

(screenplay)


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The Dark Side Of Grift

5 years, 1 month ago at Sep 12 7:24
2 votes
While this movie includes the type of grand grift scheme that makes these types of films appealing, it's also has the very dark side that comes along with most confidence games.
The characters aren't as endearing as in most other films of this genre, but they are most certainly interesting, adding a sharp & jagged dimension to a theme that has swayed a little too much on the fluffier side... read more
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Description: When con artist Roy Dillon (Cusack) is visited by his Mother, Lilly (Huston), who is also a con artist, she sends Roy off to the hospital because of a blow to the gut he suffered while working the grift. Roy's girlfriend, Myra (Bening), the third con artist, comes to visit Roy, and we discover that Lilly and Myra don't get along. Afte ... (more)
Release date: 4 January 1991
UPC: 026359054525
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