The Grifters

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Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 18 Critics

User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 55 Ratings

Summary: When small-time cheat Roy Dillon (Cusack) winds up in the hospital following an unsuccessful scam, it sets up a confrontation between his estranged mother Lilly (Huston) and sexy girlfriend Myra (Bening). Both Lilly and Myra are ruthless confidence artists playing the con game in a league far above Roy ... and always looking for their next victim. The question soon becomes who's conning who as Roy finds himself caught in a complicated web of passion and mistrust. (Miramax)

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Runtime: 110 min
Production: Cineplex-Odeon Films
Genres: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jun 30, 1998
Director Credit
Stephen Frears Director
Writer Credit
Donald E. Westlake Screenplay
Jim Thompson Novel
Principal Cast Credit
Anjelica Huston Lilly Dillon
Annette Bening Myra Langtry
John Cusack Roy Dillon
Cast Credit
Eddie Jones Mintz
Gailard Sartain Joe
Henry Jones Simms
Jan Munroe Guy At Bar
Jimmy Noonan Bartender
Lou Hancock Nurse
Michael Laskin Irv
Noelle Harling Nurse Carol Flynn
Richard Holden Cop
Robert Weems Racetrack Announcer
Sandy Baron Doctor
Stephen Tobolowsky Jeweler
Producer Credit
Barbara De Fina Executive Producer
Jim Painter Producer
Martin Scorsese Producer
Peggy Rajski Co-Producer
Robert A. Harris Producer
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