Matchstick Men

Synopsis: Meet Roy and Frank, a couple of professional small-time con artists. What Roy, a veteran of the grift, and Frank, his ambitious protégé, are swindling these days are "water filtration systems," bargain-basement water filters bought by unsuspecting people who pay ten times their value in order to win bogus prizes like cars, jewelry and overseas vacations--which they never collect. These scams net the flim-flam men a few hundred here, another thousand there, which eventually adds up to a lucrative partnership. Roy's private life, however, is not so successful. An obsessive-compulsive agoraphobe with no personal relationships to call his own, Roy is barely hanging on to his wits, and when his idiosyncrasies begin to threaten his criminal productivity he's forced to seek the help of a psychoanalyst just to keep him in working order. While Roy is looking for a quick fix, his therapy begets more than he bargained for: the revelation that he has a teenage daughter--a child whose existence he
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Ridley Scott
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
116 min

-Yeah, maybe in the car.

Wait a second.

Here we go.

-My pen.

-l got one.


-Would you let him out?

-Oh, sorry.


Here you go. That`s right.


All we need is the name of your bank...

...your account number...

...and your signature down below.

-Any luck, these guys were amateurs...

-He all right?

-...cashed your check in Nevada.

-Sign there. You can date it.

There you go.

-You all right?

-He`s fine.

-Would you like some water?

-Everything`s fine.

Thank you for coming.

You didn`t take your pills, did you?

-They left the door open. lt was bitchen!

-lt`s just an open door, Roy.

Well, it`s not a fortune,

but it will keep me in diapers. Barely.

Don`t look at those drapes, man.

You should`ve known.

Saw that guy again last night.

Chuck. Guy l was telling you about.

-Guy with the--

-With the boat.

Yeah, Frechette. Man, he`s top-heavy.

-Jesus Christ, what am l--?

-Don`t say that.

-Don`t say what?

-You know what.

Just don`t say it.

lt`s real money.

lf it`s real money, it`s long con.

l don`t do long con.

You haven`t done it lately.

Without me, Frank.


l`d just like to be able to take a girl

someplace nice once in a while.

You have to pay extra for that?



Three, four, five, six and...

...eight packs of Tareyton.

That`s 36. Out of 50.

Thirty-seven, 38, 39, 40 and 1 0 is 50.

Thank you.


Oh, pygmies.

Hi, this is Roy Waller calling

for Dr. Mancuso.

He moved.

He doesn`t live here anymore, man.

-What do you mean, ``moved``?

-He`s gone.

-You`re shitting me. Where`d he go?

-Back east.

-Back east?

-He owes me back rent, man.

Give me a contact-- Hello? Hello?

lf you`d like to make a call,

please hang up and try again.

Roy, it`s me. lt`s Frankie.

Come on, pick it up.

l know it`s tough, but come on.

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