Synopsis: A man in a suit at a Manhattan firm leaves work on Friday; he looks unhappy. He stops at a fortune teller's for a Tarot reading: "You are not where you belong," she tells him. That evening he quits his marriage and walks the streets of New York, passing from a classy bar to a gentleman's club, then to a high-class bordello, a mugging, a pawnshop, and a diner where someone does listen. He shares his insights with her and later with others. Violence, disappointment, and musings entwine as Edmond loses his moorings while believing he's found them. Where does he belong?
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Stuart Gordon
Production: First Independent Pictures
  3 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
82 min

Yes. A long

long time ago.


And I don't

feel like a man.

- You know what you need?

- No.

You need to get laid.

I do.

I know I do.

And that's why

the niggers have it easy.

I'll tell you why.

There are responsibilities

they never have accepted.

Try the Allegro.

What is that?

It's a club

on 47th Street.

I want this

to be on me.

I want you to remember

there was someone

who listened.

You'd do

the same for me.

Want to buy me

a drink?


I'm putting myself

at your mercy.

This is my first time

in a place like this.

I don't want to be taken advantage of.

You understand?

Buy me a drink,

and we'll go in the back.

And do what?

Whatever you want.


Buy me a drink.

- You... get a commission on the drinks?

- Yes.

- How much commission do you get?

- 50%.

That's $100.

It's too much.


Too much.

Thank you.

- 80.

- No, thank you.

- 80.

- I'll give you 50.

I'll give you the 50 you'd get

if I gave her 100 for the drink.

But I'm not gonna

give them 100.

- But you have to buy me a drink.

- No, I'm sorry.

All right,

give me 30.

- On top of the 50?

- Yeah, you give me 80.

- To you?

- Yes.

- I should give the 80 to you?

- Yes.

And then you give

her the 50?

Yes, I got to

give her the 50.

- No.

- For the drink.

No, you don't have to

pay her for the drink... tea.

- It's not tea.

- It's not tea?

If it's not tea,

what is it then?

I came in here to be

straight with you!

Why do we have to

go through this?

Get in

or get out.

Don't mill around.

Get in or get out.


Go in seven.

Oh, no. Six...

I mean, six.

Go in six.

Take your dick out.

Take your dick out.

Come on.

Take your dick out.

- I'm not a cop.

- I know you're not a cop.

Take your dick out.

I'm gonna give you a good time.

How do we get this

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David Mamet

David Alan Mamet is an American playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and film director. As a playwright, Mamet has won a Pulitzer Prize and received Tony nominations for Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed-the-Plow. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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