Passion Play

Synopsis: In Reno, the former successful trumpet player Nate Poole has a one night stand with the wife of the powerful and ruthless mobster Happy Shannon and one of his gangsters abducts Nate to kill him in the desert. Out of the blue, Nate is saved by Indians and he walks through the desert until he reaches a side show owned by Sam Adamo. Nate asks if Sam has a telephone to make a phone call to his friend Harriet, but he sees a beautiful woman with wings called Lily Luster and he asks a drink to her. Then he invites Lily to move with him to Reno. However Sam kidnaps Nate to kill him with a snake, but Lily rescues Nate with a truck and they head to Reno. Nate plots a scheme to raise some money, offering Lily to Happy. Along their journey back to Reno, Nate falls in love with her and he decides to call off the agreement with Happy. But the criminal finds Nate's hideout and abducts Lily and keeps the angel with him. Neverthless Nate is decided to rescue Lily from Hàppy's fortress.
Director(s): Mitch Glazer
Production: Image Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

Hey, Billy.

It's Thursday.

Come back tomorrow.

No, it's actually

Friday, ya cheap prick.


Junkie putz.

You gonna kill

me out here?



And that so lamely

and unfashionable,

that dogs bark at me

as I go by them.

Discounts on my

known deformities.


I give you heaven...

And I give you hell.

Hey, mister.

I had some car trouble

out in the desert.

I need to use

the telephone.

One American dollar.


It's inside.

It's all inside.

It's all inside.

All your dreams come true inside this tent.

Hombres, juanitas

open your knees

and feel the breeze.

Hey, brother,

you have a phone around here?

Excuse me.

You girls seen

this chick with...?

Yeah, she's

over there.

Thank you.



What do you want?

Sorry, I didn't

mean to be staring.

Yeah you did. You paid

to stare. Show's over.

Are you deaf?

Are you real?

What do you think?

Well, I think no.

All right then.

Get lost.

Hey, hey. Sweetheart.

Please, I am lost.

Look, I scream and

five guys with tire irons...

come and beat you

into pudding.

Please don't do that.

My name's Nate.

Nate Poole.

I play trumpet

back in the city.

Look, I've been up all night long

walking through the desert.

All I want is a drink...

and just a place to sit down for a while.

I ain't gonna cause

you no trouble.

I just want a place to

sit down and think about...

what I'm gonna do.

What kind

of music?

Mm. Oh, what difference

does that make?

Hey. Really

nice music.

One drink.

I'm drinking gin.

A girl after

my own heart.

Goddamn, life

is good.

Hour ago,

I was a dead man.

Now I'm drinking warm gin with an angel.

So... mm... carny life, huh?

Yeah, Chiapas, Durango

yeah, the

full circuit.

You ever been

to the States?

No, I've never been

there before.

Well, goddamn,

your English is pretty good.

That's because of Sam. He, um,

he's from London, and so...

and because of the movies, they, um,

the small-town theaters

they hang sheets

on the walls

and they show old movies

on Saturdays at night.

Huh. How long you

been an angel?

I'm not an angel.

I'm a bird woman.

I don't know, I, um...

couldn't get fat enough or grow

a beard and I hate snakes, so...

just nothing else left.

Well, hey,

it suits you.


I'm tired of them, though.

What's that?

The wings?

Yeah, they're heavy.

They hurt my shoulders

and my back

and I'm just, I'm

tired of them.

Well, why don't you just take them off?

Why walk around in pain?

I'll give you

a hand.

It's not...

I can do it, it's...

I feel like you should leave now.

You know?

Okay, listen, uh

hey, thank you very

kindly for the drink.

Are you going back

to the States?


Listen, uh...

if you'd like to get away

from all this, you know...

you're welcome to go

back with me.

No, I can't.

You take care.




You got

a girl?

They're creatures,

I mean it, freaks.

I found her

in the garbage.

An infant,

wet and crying in the garbage.

And I plucked her away

from all that and I...

I gave her a home.

Hey there. Uh...

her wings...

they're real?


You know, man, I've been around the

block but I ain't never been around...

a neighborhood

like this.

Thank you.

Are you trying

to steal my Lily?

Is that why

you're here?

It is, isn't it?

Well, so be it!

Hey, man,

I don't know what you're talking about.

I ain't trying to steal nobody, man,

I just...

listen, I don't

want your girl

I just wanna get the f*** outta this nut house.


Where's my Lily

gonna go?

What is there for a girl like that?

I'm her family.

I protect her

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Mitch Glazer

Mitchell A. "Mitch" Glazer (born 1953) is an American movie producer, writer, and actor. more…

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