The Squeeze

Synopsis: His ex-wife asks the unsuccessful gambler and inventor Harrison for a small favor: to get her a parcel from a friend's apartment - without telling him what's in it. Suddenly he finds himself assaulted by villains and shortly after even under suspect of murder. The inexperienced P.I. Rachel is hired by an unknown party to rid him of the parcel - but soon befriends him. Together they try to figure out what kind of game is being played.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Director(s): Roger Young
Production: HBO Video
 
IMDB:
4.6
Rotten Tomatoes:
17%
PG-13
Year:
1987
101 min
10 Views

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Damn it!

Ralph?

It didn't work.

The damn thing's too big.

We'll have to wait

until the post office opens.

Ralph?

(CAT MEOWS)

Hey, Fred.

Get off the table.

Ralph?

Are you in here? Ralph?

Huh.

Hey, what have you got there?

(HUMMING BONANZA THEME)

Are you tense?

No. Why?

You're singing.

It bothers me.

I like the song.

It's a catchy tune.

Hey, that's the song from Bonanza.

I loved that show.

(BOTH HUM BONANZA THEME)

Yeah.

Hey, you're a Bonanza fan, right?

Let me ask you a question.

What was the deal on Hoss?

I mean, Hoss didn't look like

those other guys in the family, did he?

Seriously, the guy looked like

he was some sort of orderly

in a Swedish mental

institution, didn't he?

You had Adam, Little Joe...

he didn't look like those guys.

What was it, different moms?

Did you ever notice that?

Am I the only one?

Are you going to shut up

so we can play cards?

Hey, chill out, would you?

I just thought we'd have a

little conversation here.

You guys are so serious.

Listen, I don't give a shit

who you are,

but I don't like

the way you play poker.

So why don't you

just play cards?

Weren't you the host of

The Dating Game for a while?

(LAUGHTER)

I like this guy.

Hey, Al, remember the episode

where Hoss picked that guy up...

You know, I think the reason

you're not playing your cards

is you're not holding

anything, funny guy.

Three hundred.

Normie?

Here's $200.

Thanks.

See your three,

and I'll raise you a G.

$1,000 dude.

MAN:
Too rich for me,

fellas.

I'm out.

It's only $300.

Where's the grand?

Hey, I'm good for it.

Are you?

No dough, no go.

Okay.

Fleetwood across the street.

'69. Cherry.

Mint.

Harry, I, um...

Ahem.

You're bluffing.

Huh?

I call.

Pair of 10's.

Whoa, what a play, Nick.

Hell of a play, seriously.

I never saw that coming.

I thought I had you.

Did my eye twitch?

We've got to go.

Hey! Hey!

That son of a bitch is stealing my car.

Come on, guys, let's get him.

Hey, fellas, come on.

What do you think, I was

going to run out on you?

The guy is taking

my car over here.

Aah!

Come on, Norman!

You're messing with

the Cartwrights now, son.

You got any

cocktail sauce around?

Whoo! Ha ha!

Harry, you frigging meatball.

This time you went too far!

And don't come back!

Come on, Normie!

Come on!

Hey, it doesn't get

any better than this, man.

Harry, I don't think I can

play cards with you anymore.

I'm not in good enough shape.

Maybe if we won every once in a while,

we could get to walk home.

Oh, man. What are you whining about, man?

We had some laughs.

Yeah, right.

So we're on a little

losing streak here.

Some losing streak.

Your losing streak should put me in the hospital.

NORM:
Now look, I've got to tell you something.

This is pissing me off.

Harry, you had him.

- You had him cold, and then you let him know.

- What are you talking about?

Everybody in that room knew.

Knew what?

That you were bluffing.

Did my eye twitch?

Because that's when it...

No, Harry, it's worse.

You have no sense of commitment.

I don't know what's wrong with you lately.

You're lacking something.

I'm lacking $600.

Two of which is mine.

I know two of which is yours.

It's okay, because when I win the lotto...

Oh, lotto, again with the lotto.

Will you smarten up?

I'll pay you back your two,

and then I'm going to buy

my best buddy a car.

- Really?

- I might pick you something up, too.

Hey! Hey! Hey!

Aah!

(HUMMING BONANZA THEME)

You know, the Cartwrights were really snobs

when you think about it.

Because they were the richest

people in the area,

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