Synopsis: After seven years in solitary, Jake Green is released from prison. In the next two years, he amasses a lot of money by gambling. He's ready to seek his revenge on Dorothy (Mr. D) Macha, a violence-prone casino owner who sent Jake to prison. He humiliates Macha in front of Macha's lieutenants, leaves, and keels over. Doctors tell him he has a rare disease and will die in three days; Macha also puts a hit out on him. Loan sharks, Zack and Avi, demand Jake's cash and complete fealty in return for protection. Jake complies, and through narration and flashbacks, we watch him through at least three days of schemes, danger, and redemption. Who is his greatest enemy?
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Guy Ritchie
Production: Samuel Goldwyn Films
  1 win.
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111 min

One thing I've learned in the last seven years,

in every game and con there is always

an opponent and there is always a victim.

The trick is to know when you're the latter,

so you can become the former.

How deep did you bury that shareholder, Paul?


Are you sure this is a good idea?

He has to pay us something, doesn't he?

But you've got more money

than you could ever spend.

That's all you think about nowadays.

He owes me and he owes you.

Now he has to pay.

It's cause and effect.

Sorry, sir, this table is closed.

Send him up.

I'm not sure that's a good idea, Mr. D.

He's got better. I mean, a lot better.

All the tables are closed.

Send him up, Paul.

Hold on.

I think we'll take the stairs, eh, Billy?

You want to walk 20 flights, Jake?

Don't be silly.

I don't like to feel trapped. Never did, never will.

Why should a man

do what he doesn't like to do?

Jake, if you want to take the stairs,

we'll take the stairs...

There's always a choice.

What's wrong with the stairs?

Come on, you'll be all right.

I've got to spend the next two minutes

shaking and sweating like a crack whore

clucking for a fix.

Should have taken the stairs,

cos it's getting very, very tight in here.

I'm afraid it's only two at the table, Mr. Green.

Freddy, you're done.

Have a seat, Mr. Green.

I hear you've done very well for yourself...

...and against all the odds.

They do say, the harder the battle

the sweeter the victory.

A wise man once told me

there's only one rule in this world,

a small question that drives all success.

The more a man invests in that question,

the more powerful that man will become.

Can you guess what that question is, Mr. Green?

What's in it for me?

I've been warned

if I let you sit down at this table I might regret it.

They say you've become

very ambitious in your maturing,

and you now wish to acquire yourself

a business,

a business like my business?

But we both know what you are, don't we, Jake?

You're a man who needs a master.

You're an employee.

So, what's in it for me?

The pleasure of doing an old employee a favor,

by reminding him of the position

nature chose for him.

Rade, how much have you got?

What's that got to do with you?

Toss you for it.

He's got you there, Rade.

It's not worth a heart attack. Get on with it.

I'll toss you for a tenth.

You're a risk-taker of the highest caliber,

ain't you, Rade?

I'll take red.

Very impressive, Mr. Green.

You've honed those talents most skillfully.

Pay the man his money, Billy.

Should have bet the whole lot, Rade.

You have to teach me that trick sometime.

You're on.

I'll toss you for everything under your chin.

There isn't a problem is there, Mr. D?

You've got a big mouth on a small head,


Be my guest.

I'll take purple.

You're on.

It's a lovely color, purple,

discretely sandwiched within

the color spectrum between blue and white.

Always a royal winner.

Billy, do the honors.

Don't you f***ing move.

Don't let your mouth put you in more trouble

than your body could handle.

I'll tell you what I'll do.

I'll exercise a bit of charity.

Double or quits?

You're on.

Come on.

Mr. Green, Mr. Macha would appreciate it

if you came back to the table.

I haven't finished with him yet.

Now would be a good time.

I think it's time to fly, don't you, Jake?

- Excuse me.

- We're coming through here.

Relax. You're in trouble, Mr. Green.

We could help.

Thank you.

I take the stairs.

He got lucky, Mr. D, that's all.

F*** luck, the man's a danger.

Since he's been out, he's made a fortune, Mr. D.

He's fat and comfortable.

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Luc Besson

Luc Besson is a French film director, screenwriter, and producer. He directed or produced the films Subway, The Big Blue, and Nikita. more…

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