Synopsis: Upon his release from a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Dignan has hatched a hare-brained scheme for an as-yet-unspecified crime spree that somehow involves his former boss, the (supposedly) legendary Mr. Henry. With the help of their pathetic neighbor and pal Bob, Anthony and Dignan pull a job and hit the road, where Anthony finds love with motel maid Inez. When our boys finally hook up with Mr. Henry, the ensuing escapade turns out to be far from what anyone expected.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Actors: Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Ned Dowd, Shea Fowler
Production: Columbia Pictures
  2 wins & 1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
7.1
Metacritic:
66
Rotten Tomatoes:
85%
R
Year:
1996
91 min
326 Views

EXT. ALLEY. DAY

ANTHONY and DIGNAN walk down an alley behind a convenience

store. Anthony's nineteen. He's got on a red jacket with an

Enco patch. Dignan's twenty. He has a buzz-cut and wears a

short-sleeved terrycloth shirt. He carries a vinyl tennis

bag. It's got a pouch for a racquet but no racquet in it.

DIGNAN:

What color hair does he have?

ANTHONY:

Black hair. Paul Michael Glaser.

DIGNAN:

Making Hutch David Soul?

ANTHONY:

Right. The blond guy.

DIGNAN:

OK. That's wrong.

ANTHONY:

Dignan, it's --

DIGNAN:

Plus where's Huggie Bear?

ANTHONY:

He's not there. Huggie Bear isn't

in every single episode.

DIGNAN:

I think you might of dreamed this

one, Anthony.

ANTHONY:

No. It's a real episode. The killer

is leading him across the city by

calling different pay phones.

They climb over a high wooden fence.

EXT. BACKYARD. DAY

They walk through somebody's backyard.

DIGNAN:

Why?

ANTHONY:

As part of his plan. I don't know

why.

DIGNAN:

See, that's what I'm saying. It has

the logic of a dream.

ANTHONY:

The point is the killer always

goes, May I speak to Starsky? He

says his name.

DIGNAN:

(pause)

What does Starsky say?

ANTHONY:

He says. This is he.

DIGNAN:

This is he?

ANTHONY:

No. This is he.

They climb another fence. There's big house on the other side.

INT. HOUSE. DAY

Anthony and Dignan are inside walking through the foyer.

Anthony goes up the stairway quickly and quietly.

Dignan walks to the master bedroom. Goes in the closet and

grabs a box. Looks inside. Dumps it into his bag.

Anthony goes into a bedroom. Looks in a dresser and takes

out two watches. Digs through some socks and finds some cash.

Dignan goes in the study. Opens a drawer and closes it.

Opens another and lifts out a set of thin leather coin books.

Anthony's in a kid's room. Looking at posters of a football

player and John McEnroe on the walls. He grabs a walkman and

a calculator. Then suddenly stops moving. He crouches down.

Looks at a shelf of dozens of little metal soldiers. They're

in formations with different uniforms.

Dignan is walking down the hallway as Anthony comes down the

stairs. They walk to the door and go out.

INT. DINER. DAY

A twenty-four hour diner. Anthony and Dignan are eating at

the counter.

ANTHONY:

Did you see what I meant about the

window?

DIGNAN:

Kind of. Except we've already got

the keys.

ANTHONY:

That's true. But what if they

change the locks?

DIGNAN:

Would they do that?

ANTHONY:

Who knows? That's why I filed it

down.

Dignan nods.

ANTHONY:

Now that window can never be locked.

It's impossible.

DIGNAN:

See, your mind is very good with

the more mechanical details.

Whereas my strength would be --

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Owen Wilson

Owen Cunningham Wilson (born November 18, 1968) is an American actor, producer and screenwriter. He has had a long association with filmmaker Wes Anderson, with whom he shared writing and acting credits for Bottle Rocket (1996) and The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), the latter of which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. His older brother Andrew and younger brother Luke are also actors, with whom he has collaborated a number of times. He starred with Ben Stiller in numerous films, and is known for his roles in Frat Pack comedies. more…

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