Synopsis: Michael Chambers returns home to celebrate his mother's marriage. Michael had been ousted from his home town due to his gambling indiscretions and had left his wife to deal with the mess he created. He now must reassimilate back into the town, renew his relationships with his family and friends (and enemies) and, most of all, seek out his ex-wife to woo her again. In the process, he obtains a job working with his mother's new husband as an armored car driver. He almost seems the perfect prodigal son as he finds his niche back in the community and his way back into his ex's heart. His troubles surmount when he and his wife are caught in the act by her hoodlum boyfriend/fiancé. To get out of this predicament, Michael must concoct a plan to heist of a payroll being carried by his armored car company.
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Director(s): Steven Soderbergh
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min

- Are you getting off at Austin?|- Huh? Yeah.

- Going home?|- Sort of.

- Visiting?|- Yeah.

- Relatives.|- Yeah.

- What kind?|- Mother and brother.

- Mother's getting married.|- Hmm.

- Is he nice?|- My brother?

- No. The man your mother's gonna marry.|- Oh.

Haven't met him.

- I'm Susan.|- Michael.

- So you live here?|- Yeah.

- Where do you work?|- I'm training to be a teller|at the Grand Texas Bank.

Ah.|So when do you take your test?

Oh, I don't know.|It's a self-study,

so you can take it|whenever you're ready.

Just don't think|that I'm ready yet.

Well, there's one way|to find out.




- Give me a hug!|- Oh, I stink. I've been on a bus.

I don't care.

Nice butt.

You bastard.

- How's it goin'?|- Good, good, good.

Shouldn't you be out clubbing motorists|or something?

No, I'm on the night shift.|Plus, I'm beating the homeless now.

- Oh, I see.|- They're not as mobile.

So...|how's it goin'?

It's goin'.

You workin'?

- You hirin'?|- Yeah.

That's what the force needs:|Another confused white boy.

Hear she's dating a small-time hood that|bought the Ember, if you're interested.

I'm here for the wedding. Tell me|about Ed. Did you run a check on him?

- No, I did not.|- Bullshit, I know you did.

All right, a small one.|But he's clean.

- No moving violations, no nothin'?|- Not in Texas.

Hurray for Mom.

I don't know.|I, uh...

I can't decide right now.|You go first.

I don't play the lottery.|It's a waste of money.

Well, if I won, it's always been|a dream of mine to breed dogs.

- No. No.|- No? Okay.

- How 'bout a stamp collection then?|- Okay, that I'll go for.

All right.

- How 'bout you, Michael?|- I wouldn't believe it.

If it were true,|I'd smile.

I'd just sit there quietly|for five minutes, smile and be rich.

I don't know.|Come on, Mom, what?

You know I can't make decisions,|but, um...

I know one thing I want,|I want the biggest TV they make.

Two of 'em,|with everything on it.

- Extra cheese?|- Yeah.

So how long you|gonna stay, Michael?

Maybe a little while.|See some friends.

We got an opening,|if you're looking for somethin'.

Thanks.|It's a kind offer.

I thought you needed law enforcement|or military service for a job like that.

Helpful,|but not mandatory.

If I put in a good word,|they'd probably take him, no problem.

- Beat goin' back to Sports Town.|- I doubt that would be an option.

This is the official|lotto Texas drawing for August 13, 14.

In the next 60 seconds, you can become|Texas' newest millionaire!

- Are you registered somewhere?|- Michael,

when you're getting married|at 56, you don't register.


Can you get me some quick picks|while you're out?

- Sure. How many?|- Oh, five or so.

Don't wait up.

Good luck.

Mind if I sit?

How is it you can show your face|without getting hurt?

I squared with everyone.

- Everyone?|- Okay.

So how are you?

Tommy, this is|Michael Chambers.

Michael,|Tommy Dundee.

- Heard you moved.|- Mother's getting married.

- To who?|- A good guy.

Never heard of him.


Let Tommy buy you a drink.|You'll buy him a drink, won't you?

- I'll buy him a drink.|- Some other time.

Good to see you.

- Nice to meet you.|- Uh, yeah.

- What the hell was that?|- What?

- What's he doing here?|- I don't know. He just showed up.

Yeah, nobody's ex just shows up.|He wants something.

- Don't have an aneurysm.|- Let's go in the back.

I'm tired of watching guys|sit up and b-b-beg you.

It's like goddamn|Sea World in here.

- Hey, did you get my Twinkie?|- Huh?

- My Twinkie. Did you get it?|- I'm sorry, you wanted a Twinkie?

- I'm kidding, Michael.|- Oh, okay.

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Steven Soderbergh

Steven Andrew Soderbergh (/ˈsoʊdərbɜːrɡ/; born January 14, 1963) is an American film producer, director, screenwriter, cinematographer and editor. His indie drama Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989) won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and became a worldwide commercial success, making the then-26-year-old Soderbergh the youngest director to win the festival's top award. more…

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