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The Grifters

A con man (John Cusack) makes a no-win triangle with his mom (Anjelica Huston) and his girlfriend.

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The Grifters


Crime drama113 Mins1990R

Hard-as-nails Lily Dillon (Anjelica Huston) works as a swindler for dangerous bookie Bobo (Pat Hingle), probably the only man she fears. Arriving in Los Angeles on "business," Lily looks up her son, Roy (John Cusack), a small-time con artist content with paltry sleight-of-hand cheats. Roy's girlfriend, Myra (Annette Bening), looks like an All-American type but is a grifter looking to pull off another big-time con. The convergence of the three hustlers inevitably means trouble for all of them.


  • Bleak
  • Brutal
  • Disturbing
  • Intense