When small-time cheat Roy Dillon winds up in hospital following an unsuccessful scam, it sets up a confrontation between his estranged mother Lilly and alluring girlfriend Myra. Both Lilly and Myra are con artists playing the game in a league far above Roy, and always looking for their next victim. As Roy finds himself caught in a complicated web of passion and mistrust, the question is who’s conning who?
The film is getting a Blu-ray re-release through 101 Films with a variety of special features, including a feature called ‘Seduction. Betrayal. Murder: The Making of The Grifters’, A brand new feature length documentary on the film’s production, including new interviews with director Stephen Frears,