About

A young short-con grifter suffers both injury and the displeasure of reuniting with his criminal mother, all the while dating an unpredictable young lady.

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Directed by

Stephen Frears

Written by

Jim Thompson (Novel)
Donald E. Westlake (Screenplay)

Runtime

110 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Seduction. Betrayal. Murder. Who’s conning who?

Cast

Keywords

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Photos

Lists

#252 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Annette Bening

Oscar nomination for Best Director

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role Anjelica Huston