Marvell wrote:The Grifters was a good stab at a neo-noir, and noir elements were used to notable effect in such disparate films as The Usual Suspects, Blade Runner and Sin City.
The wife and I were extras in the race track scenes of The Grifters
, which were shot at Turf Paradise in Phoenix. A number of takes were shot with me right next to Anjelica Huston in line for the ticket windows, although I do not believe any of these survived the final cut. I suspect I was chosen for this because you could shoot over me and still have a clear view of Ms. Huston, who is like 8 feet tall.