The Postman Always Rings Twice

Synopsis: This remake of the 1946 movie of the same name accounts an affair between a seedy drifter and a seductive wife of a roadside café owner. This begins a chain of events that culminates in murder.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Bob Rafelson
Production: Warner Home Video
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
122 min

-No kiddin'.

-Oh, yes, sure.

Go get the wine, huh?

Ah, language. Watch this.

You know what that is?


You know what it means, that?


I know, you never make fun

of a man talk funny.

I talk English

better than she talk Greek.

You know, Frank, this-a country...

...there's no...

...there's no...ideas here.

Opportunity, oh yes.

There is no happiness.

Frank, Frank come here!

Hurry up! Quick!

Hurry up! Look!

Look at his!

Goddamn son of a bitch thief.

Here, pick 'em up. Here.

-Hold on. You got 'em?

-Where are we goin'?

We go here. Put 'em up on post.

You got it?

Push. Push.

Know what I'd do, Nick?

-I'd get a new one.

-Oh, I get new one, sure.

And that son of a bitch

hang it first time, he pay for it.

Neon. Somethin' flashy.

You know what I mean?

Bring some business in.

Neon? What's a neon?

Neon. You know...

-...them little colored tubes.


Oh, it's a neon.

Yeah, neon....


Goddamn, they all try cheat foreigner.

Frank, clean up the place.

He say how long he's gonna be gone?

He didn't tell me.

He said he was goin' into town

to get some parts.

Smells good in here today.

Is that door locked?

I must've locked it.

That's money down the drain,

isn't it?

You could look at it that way,

if you wanted to, yeah.

It's not your money, either, is it?


Open it.

Did you hear me?

Wait a minute!

Wait! Get off!

All right, come on!

Come on!

I have surprise for you.


What do you think, huh? It's new.

Let's see it.

-You like it?

-Nick, it's beautiful. Real silk?

-Yeah, silk.

-For you, huh?

-Where you go?

-I'll be right back.

How'd you get that way?

How're you feelin' tonight, Cora?



Yeah, you missed me.


Oh, stupid, I almost forgot.

Like the sign, huh?

I see they make it the way I say.

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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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