Things Change

Synopsis: Gino, an Italian-American shoe-shiner with a remarkable similarity to a certain mafia don, is paid to take the rap for a murder. Jerry, a two-bit gangster on probation, is given a chance for redemption by guarding Gino for the weekend. But instead of sitting around a dingy hotel room, Jerry decides to give Gino a weekend to remember, taking him to Lake Tahoe. Jerry's bragging to his friends of his important charge, as well as Gino's dignified, quiet demeanor, soon result in much complication for them both.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director(s): David Mamet
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.0
Metacritic:
71
Rotten Tomatoes:
83%
PG
Year:
1988
100 min
155 Views


Love to hear from you too, Jerry.

Maybe when you get off probation.

Do you think you can get this clean?

What does a guy get

who can't toe the line?

- Probation.

- Right.

Frankie.

I've got a little errand for you.

I want you to pick the right guy for this

and take care of it for me.

Hey, Cinderella.

Come here.

Come here. Who'd you get me

on the errand business?

Jerry's gonna handle it.

He's a very good man.

What'd you tell him?

I told him to stick like glue

for the whole weekend.

He won't let him out of sight.

Don't screw this up.

Jerry's good.

He'll handle it.

Mr. Green.

All right, listen and learn something.

You do this one right...

I'm doin' it right.

I'm gettin' off probation.

Just do this, and then we'll see.

Why did you kill him?

He was a no-good son of a bitch.

And? He... You owed him money.

Yeah, yeah.

I owe him some-a money.

How much did you owe him?

Fifteen hundred dollars.

That's right.

What'd you do with the money?

I lose it at the race-a track.

What time was it you killed him?

Hold it. You know that one.

How many times did you shoot him?

Three time-a.

Don't get it too pat.

Three or four.

I shoot him a-three

or four times. Son of a bitch.

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

You're a natural.

You got the thing cold.

We no gonna do no more?

Nah, you know it.

You know it.

Hey, this is ridiculous.

You're goin' to jail for three years.

What?

What do you wanna do?

We'll do something?

What?

What do you... Wanna get

a couple of broads?

Do what? You wanna see a show?

No.

Hey, I'll get you tickets to something.

They tell-a me

I should-a no leave-a this...

They?

There is no "They."

I am "They."

What do you wanna do?

Can we... can we take a walk

down-a by the beach?

It'd be okay?

Okay? Okay?

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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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