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The Grifters

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Original title
The Grifters
Running time
119 min.
United States United States
Donald E. Westlake (Novel: Jim Thompson)
Elmer Bernstein
Oliver Stapleton
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Miramax. Producer: Martin Scorsese
Drama. Mystery | Heist Film. Neo-noir. Black Comedy
Movie Groups
Jim Thompson Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
When con artist Roy Dillon (John Cusack) is visited by his Mother, Lilly (Anjelica 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 (Annette 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.
1990: 4 Nominations for Oscar, including Actress (Anjelica Huston), Supporting Actress (Bening)
1990: Golden Globes: Nominated Best Actress Drama (Anjelica Huston)
1991: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Annette Bening)
1990: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Film & Best Actress (Huston)
1990: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Film & Best Actress (Anjelica Huston)
1990: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
1990: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay (Long Form)
1990: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Actress (Anjelica Huston)
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