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The Grifters
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3 Stars
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Rating: R Year: 1991 Category: Drama
Director: Stephen Fears Time: 119 min. Writer: Donald E. Westlake & Jim Thompson

Mine: Chilling, wonderful movie. John Cusak proves once again how good he is. First time I saw Bening and great performance. Not light stuff, but really good. Love the con artist movies. Scene with the bag of oranges is particularlly harsh.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Icy cold adaptation of Jim Thompson's novel about con artists, with steely ``working-woman'' Huston coming back into the life of her grown son after many years of estrangement... and finding that he's taken up with a woman much like herself. Bleak and fascinating, with three first-rate performances. Screenplay by Donald E. Westlake. Coproduced and narrated by Martin Scorsese.
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