Released on December 05 of 1990 in the USA, "The Grifters" (also known as "Rischiose abitudini", "Grifters") is a Crime/Drama/Thriller film directed by Stephen Frears, and written by Donald E. Westlake (screenplay) . Anjelica Huston is starring, alongside John Cusack, Annette Bening, Jan Munroe, Robert Weems and Stephen Tobolowsky.
Seduction. Betrayal. Murder. Who's Conning Who?
Who directed "The Grifters":
The Grifters was directed by Stephen Frears, an English director, actor, and producer.
Before making The Grifters, Stephen Frears had directed Dangerous Liaisons, released in 1988, Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987), Prick Up Your Ears (1987), The Hit (1984), Bloody Kids (1979), and Gumshoe (1971). Since, he directed Hero, released in 1992, The Hi-Lo Country (1998), High Fidelity (2000), Liam (2000), Dirty Pretty Things (2002), and Chéri (2009).
When was "The Grifters" released:
The Grifters was first released in the United States on Wednesday, December 05, 1990.. This was twenty-seven (27) years ago.
It has been released on Friday, February 22, 1991 in the United Kingdom; Friday, September 14, 1990 in Canada; Wednesday, January 23, 1991 in France; Friday, March 01, 1991 in Spain and on Thursday, February 28, 1991 in Australia.
What is the casting of "The Grifters":
At the casting of The Grifters we find Anjelica Huston, previously seen in The Witches (1990) and Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989); John Cusack (Fat Man and Little Boy (1989), Say Anything... (1989)); Annette Bening (Valmont (1989), The Great Outdoors (1988)) [ more... ]
- Jeremy Piven and Anjelica Huston, John Cusack also appeared in The Player, released in 1992.
- John Cusack, Jeremy Piven and Gregory Sporleder can all be seen in Say Anything..., released in 1989.
- Gailard Sartain and Stephen Tobolowsky can also be seen in Mississippi Burning, released in 1988.
- Jeremy Piven and Gregory Sporleder also worked together in Black Hawk Down, released in 2001.
What is the Storyline of "The Grifters":
Lilly Dillon (Huston) is a veteran con artist who begins to rethink her life when her son Roy (Cusack), a small-time grifter, suffers an almost-fatal injury when hit with a thrust from the blunt end of a baseball bat, right after a failed scam.
Lilly works for a bookmaker, Bobo Justus, handling playback at horse racing tracks – that is, she makes large cash bets to lower the odds of longshots. On her way to La Jolla for the horse races, she stops in Los Angeles to visit Roy, whom she has [...]
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