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The Grift (2008)

A 1940's period drama about a small-town family of grifters including a beautiful daughter haunted by childhood trauma.

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Ralph E. Portillo

Writer:

Pamela Smith
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maury Chaykin ... Rusty
Sara Downing ... Kate Bender / Kate's Mother
John Savage ... William Bender
Max Kasch ... John Bender
Jeremy London ... Jackson Armstrong
Lindsey Brooke Lindsey Brooke ... Ona Trulove
Clare Kramer ... Grace Armstrong
Ambria Walker Ambria Walker ... Young Kate
Tristen Smith Tristen Smith ... Boy in Store
Pamela Smith Pamela Smith ... Woman in Diner / Narrator (as Pamela McKee Smith)
Alan Dysert ... Man in Diner
Brett Shemanski Brett Shemanski ... Dice Game Boy
Olivia Hardin Olivia Hardin ... The Prostitute (as Hanna Hardin)
Misha Collins ... Buster
Billy Burke ... Wade Buchanan
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A 1940's period drama about a small-town family of grifters including a beautiful daughter haunted by childhood trauma.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2008 (USA) See more »

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Columbia, Tennessee, USA See more »

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Entertaining, intelligent, well done!
25 November 2008 | by ghostlanderSee all my reviews

In brief, this film is about a family of crooks who own a house somewhere outside a small town in the post-WWII United States. They have developed numerous ways to swindle money and goods out of various strangers who happen to stop by their house which looks like a regular country-side family motel. Be sure, they're real masters of this dangerous but profitable business. However, some serious misunderstandings and suspicions grow up between the family members, and here comes the final game with a nice twist at the end.

The story line is very good as well as the acting. Sara Downing (Kate) is the central character and her performance is quite impressive, but I would say that my favourite actor in this film is William McNamara (Hugh Babcock aka Tulsa). His role is short but you wouldn't find the final really amusing without it. In general, this is a very well done low budget film.


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