You're in trouble, young lady.
(into the phone)
I know, Mom. But it's the only
place I can call from.
Can you tell Ruth about dinner?
Paul's fine, just fine.
The class bell BUZZES.
Got to go, Mom. The monsters call.
INT. RESTAURANT - NIGHT
and an ever-present smile--bounds into the restaurant, oozing
Sorry I'm late.
tell me her good news.
(leaning toward Letty)
Letty, dear, is that a cat hair on
So, I got the district to approve
my after-school math program.
Ruth smiles at her, but vacantly.
How wonderful, darling.
What does that mean for you?
Will you get time off to do that?
Not now, but maybe later, if they
like the program.
plastered across her face.
What's up with you?
Me? Nothing. Tell me more about
Not a job, a promotion.
No, Mom, it's more of a prestige
Synopsis: In this glossy neo-noir caper, expert grifter Jake Vig (Edward Burns) inadvertently crosses volatile crime boss the King (Dustin Hoffman) and, to make it right, he must agree to con banker Morgan Price (Robert Forster). He assembles his team, including Lily (Rachel Weisz) and Gordo (Paul Giamatti), but things get complicated fast with the arrival of Special Agent Gunther Butan (Andy Garcia), who has been tracking Jake for years. As the con goes down, Jake can't say who's double crossing whom.