Following the death of his father, suburbanite Obie runs away from home and winds up on Chicago's South Side. After being mugged, he befriends con artist Scam. The two then embark on a Down South adventure involving gangsters, the police, and a search for Scam's father. Written by
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So, what's your name?
Obie. Obediah. It's in the bible. What's yours?
Scam. It's in the bible too.
Referenced in Tropic Thunder
Written by Steve Winwood
(as Stevie Winwood), George Fleming and James Hooker
Performed by Steve Winwood
(as Stevie Winwood)
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