Huston, Anjelica

SKU: 031398215172

UPC 031398215172
Release Date 2015-03-03
Studio Lionsgate
Discs 1
Length 110
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis THE GRIFTERS is an intense character study of a group of people caught up in a world where nobody can be trusted. Stephen Frears presents this cool and brutal adaptation of Jim Thompson's stylish noir novel, which centers on the complex lives of three con artists. Shady Roy Dillon (John Cusack), a low-level Los Angeles con man and petty thief, and Roy's sexy, amoral girlfriend Myra (Annette Bening), a con artist who is down on her luck and willing to do whatever it takes to get back on top of her game; are the focal point of the action. Rounding out the trio is Roy's mother, Lilly (Angelica Huston), a veteran con artist who shares little with Roy other than a bizarre oedipal attraction. The seedy underbelly of LA life is played out in evocative tableaux, as Myra and Lilly compete for Roy's attention until they ultimately drive him away.Theatrical release: December 1990. THE GRIFTERS premiered at the Toronto Festival of Festivals in September 1990. Producer Martin Scorsese narrates the short opening of the film....[Huston's] performance is as devastating as any in film......Stunning noir....[Cusack shows] circumspect intelligence... -- Rating: A...Guaranteed to take the breath away....[Few films] pack a wallop to compare with this... -- Critic's Choice...Bening and Cusack are perfection at what they are doing, she twinkly as a rhinestone, he dangerously passive....[Frears] has an entire movie in which to play with our nerves, and in a masterful display of control, he never lets up...Slick surrealism from Stephen Frears...4 stars out of 5 -- [A] stylishly retro adap of one of the author's most representative works....With its coldly amoral nihilism intact.Frears and cinematographer Oliver Stapleton make late 1980s America look as dark and moody as any city in an old film noir.The movie's no con; it's the real thing....[Cusack gives] one of the best performances of his career...
Cast Gailard Sartain (Star)
J.T. Walsh (Star)
Eddie Jones (Star)
Jim Painter (Producer)
Annette Bening (Star)
Charles Napier (Star)
Michael Laskin (Star)
Frances Bay (Star)
Jeremy Piven (Star)
Stephen Frears (Director)
Xander Berkeley (Star)
Pat Hingle (Star)
Stephen Tobolowsky (Star)
Robert A. Harris (Producer)
Richard Hornung (Production Designer)
Oliver Stapleton (Director of Photography)
Anjelica Huston (Star)
Sandy Baron (Star)
Lou Hancock (Star)
Juliet Landau (Star)
John Cusack (Star)
Elmer Bernstein (Composer)
Martin Scorsese (Producer)
Jim Thompson (Story)
Mick Audsley (Editor)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English DTS HD Master Audio - English
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.00000
Depth 7.00000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama,Suspense/Thriller,Crime/Legal Drama
Attribute Includes Digital Copy,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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