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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

7 years, 8 months ago at Sep 12 7:24
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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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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. After he is released from the hospital, Roy and Myra go on a little trip, where he is propositioned to be partners in crime with Myra. Everything soon falls apart for the three con artists, which leads to a bloody climax.
Release date: 25 January 1991
UPC: 026359054525
Tags: Drama (9), Crime (7), Thriller (4), 1990 (3), Wheel Of Fortune (3), Con Artist (3), Usa (3), 1990s (3), Film Noir (3), Murder (3), 1990's (2), Devil's Play (2), Romance (2), Jewelry Store (1), Female Criminal (1), Elevator (1), Accidental Death (1), Con Artists (1), 90s (1), Bad Mother (1)
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