Words appear on the screen: "SUMMER 1990."
intricate tattoo on one arm.
life is a dream, what happens when I wake up?"
I'll tell you why they're not going anywhere.
Yeah? And why is that?
They made some great deals. Tommy. Hernandez.
been no World Series.
(Growing more intense)
Look who they got rid of. Mitchell. Backman.
McDowell. Dykstra. Aguillera. Mookie. Mookie
Wilson, for Chrissakes.
(Shakes his head)
Yeah. And Amos Otis.
Okay, joke about it. I don't give a shit.
Jesus, Tommy, it ain't science, you know. You
got your good trades and your bad trades.
That's how it works.
They didn't have to do a thing, that's all I'm
saying. The team was good, the best fucking
team in baseball. But then they had to screw it
(Shakes his head)
A mess of porridge.
How'd you do out there, Jimmy?
Good, Auggie. Real good.
(Proudly thrusts out broom)
It'll never be finished.
That's how it is with sidewalks. People come,
people go, and they all drop shit on the
ground. As soon as you clean up one spot and
move on to the next, the first spot is dirty
(Trying to digest AUGGIE'S comment)
I just do what you tell me, Auggie. You tell me
to sweep, so I sweep.
Hey, Jimmy. You got the time?
(Holds up left wrist showing
cheap digital watch. Smiles)
So what's the time?
(Pause, marveling as
the numbers change)
(Looks up, smiling)
And how much are these?
Seventy-eight dollars. The girl who rolled these
Fifty-six. That girl had on a corset.
Synopsis: Smoke is a 1995 American independent film by Wayne Wang and Paul Auster. The original story was written by Paul Auster, who also wrote the screenplay. The film was produced by Hisami Kuroiwa, Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein and directed by Wayne Wang. Among others, it features Harvey Keitel, William Hurt, Victor Argo, Forest Whitaker, Ashley Judd, Stockard Channing and Harold Perrineau Jr..