Synopsis: David Mamet takes this story of thieves along many twists and turns, some of which work and some of which don't. Gene Hackman plays the brilliant leader of a gang (Delroy Lindo, Ricky Jay & Rebecca Pigeon as Hackman's youngish wife), which pulls off complex heists for a despicable fence (Danny DeVito). After stiffing the gang on a jewelry robbery, DeVito forces the gang to go after a Swiss gold shipment and to use his nephew (Sam Rockwell) in the crime. No one trusts anyone and every step is shaded with the unexpected.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): David Mamet
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
109 min

-If it was me--

-Yeah. I owe my crew.

I gotta get out of town,

I gotta go.

-Should have shot the girl.

-Should have been there.

This Swiss thing. If I was

a publisher, I'd publish the plans.

Why don't you?

If I was a publisher. But I'm a thief

so I have to do that thing.

Give me our cut.

We'll do the Swiss job.

You know that's bullshit.

You're going travelling.

You gonna play me for a sucker?

I give you the money and you're gone.

The job's set up, you understand?

We did the job, my partners and me.

Hey, f*ck you and f*ck your partners.

I'm your partner. Without me

you've got, what? Little Lambsy Divy.

-I bankroll this job on your say-so.

-I drove here, I didn't take the bus.

-F*ck you, go back to prison.

-What'd I tell you?

I don't think so.

-Guess again.

-You stay the f*ck down.

Want to play Elk Corral?

Wanna dress up and play?

Is that the thing?

Is that it?

Give me that f*cking bag!

Your weight and your fate right here.

Your weight and your fate right here.

-Bag's empty, Bobby.


The bag is empty.

Put the bag down, it's empty.

Want me to pull up a chair

while you rape me?

If you'd pause in your

headstrong progress--

Joe, I'm in hock for all the toys.

All the toys you said go out

and buy. Two trucks, the plane.

-You said spend the money.

-What do you want?

I want you to do the other thing.

You screwed me.

Now my face is on a cereal box.

You got no money!

You're burnt and busted.

What the f*ck does it take

to get you to do the other thing?

Excuse me, Mr. Bergman

asked you a question.

Excuse me,

my uncle asked you a question.

-F*ck your uncle.

-F*ck my uncle? You're the help.

Yeah, I'm the help, motherf*cker.

Why'd the chicken cross the road?

Because the road crossed the chicken.

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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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