Keitel plays the lead in this schizophrenic movie in which he is continually pulled by the two conflicting sides of his personality, on the one hand that of a quiet piano virtuoso and on the other a ruthless debt collector for his mobster father. Keitel is introspective as only Keitel can be, really making the audience feel for him and his pained existence. Written by
A powerful film about sex, music and violent crime.
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Did You Know?
Hey, waiter! Tell this character to turn his radio off!
What are you tellin' him for? Tell me!
All right, I'm tellin' ya - turn it off!
Do you believe this? This is the Jamies, man! "Summertime, Summertime!" - the most musically inventive song of 1958! What are you eating? Shrimp? Are you gonna tell me this song doesn't go with your shrimp?
Written by Charlie Foxx and Inez Foxx
Performed by Charlie & Inez Foxx
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