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 fucking 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, motherfucker.

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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