The Grifters: Special Edition (1990)
Monday 12th February 2007
From the director of The Queen & Dangerous Liaisons, The Grifters, released by Optimum Home Entertainment as a Special Edition on 26th February 2007, is Stephen Frears' darkly modern noir tale of a small-time grifter Roy Dillon (John Cusack) torn between his new girlfriend (Annette Benning) and his estranged mother (Angelica Huston): both con-artistes with their own angles to play.
When small-time cheat Roy Dillon winds up in hospital following an unsuccessful scam, it sets up a confrontation between his mother Lilly and sexy girlfriend Myra. Both Myra and Lilly are ruthless at 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.
- Commentary with Stephen Frears, John Cusack, Anjelica Huston and Donald Westlake (screenwriter)
- Making of documentary
- Story of Jim Thompson (novelist)
- The Grifters Scrapbook
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