Scott Hardie | March 20, 2020
How come it seems like every movie or TV show about a grifter ends the same way: A supporting character who seemed innocent turns out to be a con artist too, and the grifter gets ripped off by them? It's just such a predictable ending at this point that not using it would qualify as a twist ending. Harry the Hat on Cheers is the only one that I can think of without that ending, but he was far from the main character. Are there others that I'm not thinking of?

Samir Mehta | March 21, 2020
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Steve West | March 22, 2020
The Flim Flam Man
The Grifters (I think)
The Sting (that assassin might count)


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