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1,099 Ratings

The Grifters

Directed by Stephen Frears
United States, Canada, 1990
Crime, Drama, Film noir


“Seduction, betrayal, murder. Who’s conning who?” was the tagline for this crackling, sexy, and lovingly crafted film adaptation about a small-time twenty-something con man who is in over his head with the two con-women in his life, his seductive girlfriend and his steely, authoritative mother.

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The Grifters Directed by Stephen Frears

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1991 | 4 nominations including: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Independent Spirit Awards

1991 | 2 wins including: Best Feature

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