The Grifters
Collector's Series
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1990
Director: Stephen Frears
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 786936-190953
Running time: 1:50 (110 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: September 24, 2002
Collection type: Owned (#695)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 08, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 7 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
Academy Award®-winning actress, Anjelica Huston (Best Supporting Actress*, Prizzi's Honor; The Royal Tenenbaums), John Cusack (Serendipity) and Annette Bening (American Beauty) star in this acclaimed hit where seduction and betrayal could lead to murder! 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!

*1985
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Genres
Drama
Comedy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Miramax Films
 • Cineplex Odeon Films
Media Companies:
 • Buena Vista Home Entertainment
 • Miramax Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Surround
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Bonus Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Gallery
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Stephen Frears....Director
Writing
Jim Thompson....Original Material By
Donald E. Westlake....Screenwriter
Production
Barbara De Fina....Executive Producer
Martin Scorsese....Producer
Robert A. Harris....Producer
Jim Painten....Producer
Cinematography
Oliver Stapleton....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Mick Audsley....Film Editor
Music
Elmer Bernstein....Composer
Sound
John Sutton....Production Sound Mixer
Kant Pan....Supervising Sound Editor
Peter Maxwell....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Richard Hornung....Costume Designer
Dennis Gassner....Production Designer
Leslie McDonald....Art Director
Julie Hewett....Make-up Artist
Elizabeth Feldbauer....Costume Designer
Cast
Anjelica Huston....Lilly Dillon
John Cusack....Roy Dillon
Annette Bening....Myra Langtry
Jan Munroe....Guy at Bar
Robert Weems....Racetrack Announcer (voice)
Stephen Tobolowsky....Jeweler
Jimmy Noonan....Bartender
Richard Holden....Cop
Henry Jones....Simms
Michael Laskin....Irv
Eddie Jones....Mintz
Sandy Baron....Doctor
Lou Hancock....Nurse
Gailard Sartain....Joe
Noelle Harling....Nurse Flynn
Ivette Soler....Maid
Pat Hingle....Bobo Justus
Paul Adelstein....Sailor - Young Paul
Jeremy Piven....Sailor - Freshman
Gregory Sporleder....Sailor - Spooney
David Sinaiko....Sailor - Stinky
Jeff Perry....Drunk
Jonathan Gries....Drunk's Friend
Micole Mercurio....Waitress
Charles Napier....Hebbing
J. T. Walsh....Cole
Teresa Gilmore Capps....Receptionist 1
Elizabeth Ann Feeley....Receptionist 2
Billy Ray Sharkey....FBI Man
Frances Bay....Arizona Motel Clerk
Xander Berkeley....Lt. Pierson
Juliet Landau....Young Lilly (uncredited)
Martin Scorsese....Opening Voice-over (uncredited, voice)