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

barrier to come down?

It doesn't come down.

Then how are you gonna

give me a good time?

Come here.

Give me 10 bucks.

Give me 10 bucks.

Put it through

the thing.

Put it

through the thing.

I... don't have


Give me the 20.

And you're gonna

make change?

Yes, just give me the 20.

Give it to me.


Now take your dick out.

Can... can I

have my 10?

Give me my 10 back.

Come on!

Give me my 10 bucks.

- Let me hold the 10.

- Give me my 10 back,

and I'll give you

a tip when you're done.

- Thank you.

- Now, take your dick out!

How do we get this thing

to come down?

It doesn't come down.

- It doesn't come down?

- No!

Well, then what the f*ck

am I giving you 10 bucks for?

Look, you can touch me.

You can touch me.

I don't want to touch you.

I want you to touch me!

Come on!

Honey, come on.

You're only

cheating yourself.

Yo, senorita. You want to make

some money, senorita?

Put the money up.

You can't win if you don't play.

- Come on, man.

- I got you, I got you.

- What? 20.

- Yeah yeah yeah. Yo, bigger, baby.

The fellow over there?

He's a shill.

- Who is?

- You wanna do it one more time?

- You want to know how to beat the game?

- How?

You figure out which card

has got to win,

- and bet the other one.

- Who saw? Black's gonna get you back.

They're all shills.

They're all part of an act.

Here we go. Red is also gonna

get you men in black.

Cops cops cops cops.

Yo, don't run, don't run.

Come on.

Check it out, check it out.

I got you right here.

Yo, check me out

right here.

Right here, check me out.

Yo, my man, what's up?

I got you.

All right, who needs it?

Check it out, man,

check it out.

Is this what you're

lookin' for, man?

Yo, I'm sayin', take it.

I'm tryin' to give you somethin'.

Now is that what you're

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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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