Synopsis: David Mamet takes this story of thieves along many twists and turns, some of which work and some of which don't. Gene Hackman plays the brilliant leader of a gang (Delroy Lindo, Ricky Jay & Rebecca Pigeon as Hackman's youngish wife), which pulls off complex heists for a despicable fence (Danny DeVito). After stiffing the gang on a jewelry robbery, DeVito forces the gang to go after a Swiss gold shipment and to use his nephew (Sam Rockwell) in the crime. No one trusts anyone and every step is shaded with the unexpected.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): David Mamet
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
109 min

-Keep the change.

-What are you waiting on?

-Four cappuccinos.

-Four cappuccinos. Let's go.

-There you go.


-I've got a break.

-You can't smoke in here.

Hey, buddy, you forgot your change.

-Makes the world go round.

-What's that?


Some people say love.

They're right too. It is Love.

Love of gold.

Hold on.

Thank God you're there.

There's been an explosion.

Pick up the phone and dial 911.

I'm burnt.

"18. 36. 7. Pound."

What are you doing?

Find the security tape!


Hey, thanks.

Hey, how'd it go?

Finest kind.

-Where'd you get that?

-Here you go.

-You fixed it.

-I made a new one.

-You're a pretty smart fella.

-Not that smart.

-How'd you figure it out?

-I imagined someone smarter than me.

Then I tried to think,

"What would he do?"

-That's one hell of a boat.

-Sign up, I'll build you one.

-I wanna buy that one.

-Well, that's my boat.

Come up with a down payment,

and I'll have it in 18 months.

-We're good at this conversation.

-Then close the deal.

-There you go.

-What is it?

Open it up. It's yours.

It's shaped like an arrow.

Freccia means arrow.

-So you told me.

-It looks Like gold.

-That's because I gilded it.


I wanted to sell you a boat.

Good try, though.

I want that boat.

Sell me that boat, and I'll come

down with a laundry bag of cash.

Take the money, take your little girl,

cruise down to a tropic isle.

-How will you get the cash?

-Don't be coy.

You know who I am. Sell me your boat,

you'll be under my wing.

That's my private number.

I can't do it. I'm working on

your boat. Take mine out.

Does that girl go with it?

Call me, I'll have five guys here

Monday laying out the hull.

You decide to sell me your boat...

...let's do something, huh?

-I'd have liked to build him that boat.

-Walk away from it.

Well, Lets start getting

the gear on board.

-You got the charts?

-Oh, yeah.

Why so many?

Wouldnt want somebody to look

at them and follow us.

-How'd I get so lucky?

-You're the law west of the Pecos.

Yeah, I used to be

the Law west of the Pecos.

Now I'm cashing out.

-You got your picture took.

-Is that why I'm cashing out?

If you say it, it's right.

You're the brass ring, babe.

Glad you Like me.

Off you go.

See you tonight.

Stay in the shadows.

Everyone's gonna be looking there.

-Where's the place to be?

-Place to be is in the sun.


Just gorgeous.

Nobody gets the goods Like you.

Anybody can get the goods.

The hard part's getting away.

Plan a good getaway,

you can steal Ebbets Field.

-Ebbets Field is gone.

-What'd I tell you?

My nephew, Jimmy Silk.

Yep, that's who he is.

-He don't say hello?

-He must have things on his mind.

Anything you want while you're here?

Something for that pretty lady?

-What's she see in you anyway?

-I'm resilient.

-So's Gumby.

-I got a better profile.

You're gonna leave that

down south in Argentina.

-How you doing, Bobby?

-I think you're Looking at it.

You go down south, sit in the sun.

Pull down your bathing suit,

stick your ass out at the world.

You think the worlds ready for that?

The other thing.

We got the go-ahead.

We got a firm date on the Swiss thing.

I'm burnt. They got my picture.

Of you in drag

with your war paint on.

It's a blessing.

It's time to check out.

What do we got?

-It's higher than the estimate.

-Half is yours.

We're on for the Swiss thing.

Why did he tell me that half is mine?

I know half of it's mine.

Me and my crew got it.

I went in hock

and set it up on your say-so.

Let's review. You let me

walk in there with my crew...

...and now you're stiffing me?

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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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