Synopsis: A hard-luck limo driver struggles to go straight and pay off a debt to his bookie. He takes on a job with a crazed passenger, whose sought-after ledger implicates some seriously dangerous criminals.
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Director(s): Joe Carnahan
Production: Universal Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

I heard later that Karl

had come to LA to be an actor.

But I cannot go out like that.

I don't even believe in fate,

only in the destiny

that you make for yourself.

The only reason I am in this hole

is because I couldn't stop digging.

But that has to change.

Starting today, this fucking minute,

I am putting the goddamn shovel down.

Yes, indeed.

What's up, babe? What's with these guys?

Naseem wants you

front and center, homie.

He taking heads?

Not yet, but whatever fears

you have are totally founded.

Oh, no.

- Oh, come on.

- What?

- Jesus.

- What? What are you doing?

Look at you.

- You're a disaster.

- Okay.

I can't...

Who gains weight in their neck?

Sexy people.


You look like a slob.

And you look like desert camo.

That's what I'm going for.

Wait, you just disappeared in that chair.

I can only see your head.

You're funny.

You think I'm gonna get axed?

Since you seem to actively

want to lose this job?

- Yeah.

- I don't know, maybe...

Maybe losing my job is like...

Is like part of some plan.

Wait. This is coming

from the guy who doesn't even want

to acknowledge that shit actually

happens for a reason.

You're talking about fate,

I don't believe in that.

- And yet, you're a fatalist.

- Not even close.

I'm sorry. Sorry, it was easy.

- Easy.

- You really think so?

Yes, indeed.

- Hi.

- Hi.

- Hey.

- Hey.

Someone is calling you.

- Again?

- Get out of here.

Go get yourself fired.


Are you firing me, Naseem?

You have a past, Stretch?

Lots of drugs, alcohol, gambling.

You were addicted, yes?

I was addicted, yes. Severely.

But I haven't placed a bet...

taken a drink or done a drug in over a year.

Oh, right.

Do you believe you owe something?

To the people I gambled against?

Yes. About $6,000 to be exact.

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Joe Carnahan

Joseph Aaron "Joe" Carnahan is an American independent film director, screenwriter, producer and actor best known for his films Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane, Narc, Smokin' Aces, The A-Team, and The Grey. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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