Con Me If You Can

Con Me If You Can

2 Episodes

Good luck keeping up with who’s scamming who in these fiendishly seductive looks at the art and psychology of the con. Fraudsters keep it in the family in Stephen Frears’s coolly stylish neonoir THE GRIFTERS, featuring a bravura performance from Anjelica Huston as a master con artist not above double-crossing her own son. Then, David Mamet further explores the complex dynamic between scammer and victim in his ingeniously tricksy directorial debut, HOUSE OF GAMES, in which a psychiatrist allows herself to be drawn into a seedy confidence man’s web of deceit.

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Con Me If You Can
  • The Grifters

    Episode 1

    Directed by Stephen Frears • 1990 • United States
    Starring John Cusack, Anjelica Huston, Annette Bening

    Stephen Frears’s deliciously dark pulp thriller stars John Cusack as a small-time confidence man caught in the middle of a high-stakes con involving his own grifter girlfriend (Annette Bening)...

  • House of Games

    Episode 2

    Directed by David Mamet • 1987 • United States
    Starring Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna, Mike Nussbaum

    The Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright and screenwriter David Mamet sat in the director’s chair for the first time for this sly, merciless thriller. Lindsay Crouse stars as a best-selling author an...