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?
claims in the DVD 'director's commentary' that Michael V. Gazzo
, who was fond of a drink, bribed him for a pitcher of Bloody Mary in exchange for an unscripted line that would 'make the scene' in question: the line was 'I should have strangled you in your crib.' and Gazzo delivered it 'under the influence', Toback having been true to his word. See more
[interrupting her son's innocuous greeting
I don't want to hear it.
Whatever it is you plan to hurt me with.
Referenced in Kwik Stop
Written by Melvin Schawrtz
Performed by Jan & Dean
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