Business at The Pavilion bar is down so Pete and Rags decide that the best way to get The Pavilion off the skids is to turn it into a strip joint.

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Loretta Gross ...
Luane
Andrew Lee Barrett ...
Bobbie Ashton
Jackson Sims ...
Pete Pavlov
Steve Monroe ...
Ralph
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Danny Lee
William Russell ...
Rags
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Myra Pavlov (as Jorjan Fox)
Sean O'Sullivan ...
The Doctor
Ellen Kelly ...
Lily Williams
Ralph Graff ...
Jim Woyt ...
Bar Regular
Cesar Pares ...
Bar Regular
Mike Towstik ...
Bar Regular
Bill Busto ...
Policeman
Spencer Neyland ...
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Business at The Pavilion bar is down so Pete and Rags decide that the best way to get The Pavilion off the skids is to turn it into a strip joint.

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Forget the Grifters, This is the reel deal!
4 December 2001 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

Murder, Sex, Lies and Plenty of Sleaze are intertwined to reveal a variety of characters each in their own unique and twisted way infatuated by Lust, Corruption and Revenge.

I was never a big fan of The Grifters, browsing through the shelves of my local video store many years ago I saw this little beauty sitting crying out to be hired, so naturally I did the decent thing, and WOW! was I bowled over.

From the script, the pitch perfect casting and the soundtrack, this is one of those whereby when you watch, you can feel yourself become uncomfortable.

The Director Maggie Greenwald made an impressive directing debut, and brought a touch of romantic sleaze to the proceedings. Go on and try it, and then go for a ten hour shower afterwards, Jim Thompson would be proud.


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