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Things Change (1988)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  21 October 1988 (USA)
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Gino, an Italian-American shoe-shiner with a remarkable similarity to a certain mafia don, is paid to take the rap for a murder. Jerry, a two-bit gangster on probation, is given a chance ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gino
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Jerry
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Joseph 'Don Giuseppe' Vincent
J.J. Johnston ...
Frankie
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Mr. Silver
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Mr. Green
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Repair Shop Owner
Dan Conway ...
Butler
Willo Hausman ...
Miss Bates (as Willo Varsi Hausman)
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Housemaid
Len Hodera ...
Ramone
Josh Conescu ...
Bellenza
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Marcotti
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No Pair (as Merrill Holtzman)
William Novelli ...
Willie
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Gino, an Italian-American shoe-shiner with a remarkable similarity to a certain mafia don, is paid to take the rap for a murder. Jerry, a two-bit gangster on probation, is given a chance for redemption by guarding Gino for the weekend. But instead of sitting around a dingy hotel room, Jerry decides to give Gino a weekend to remember, taking him to Lake Tahoe. Jerry's bragging to his friends of his important charge, as well as Gino's dignified, quiet demeanor, soon result in much complication for them both. Written by Mike Myers <mmyers@ucsd.edu>

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Dealing with the mob is always a gamble.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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21 October 1988 (USA)  »

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As Coisas Mudam  »

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$3,527,886 (USA)
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First cinema feature of Felicity Huffman. See more »

Goofs

After they leave the airport, Jerry and Gino stop to talk with Billy Drake. Then Gino stays in front of the others, holding the overcoats, with Billy on his left-hand side and Jerry on his right. In the next shot Billy appears holding the overcoats and leading Gino with his right hand to the car. For this to be possible it would be necessary that them both had changed their places. See more »

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Gino: I give my word.
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Referenced in I Was a Teenage Faust (2002) See more »

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Fantastic picture, David Mamet does "Being There"
9 December 2000 | by (Champaigh, IL) – See all my reviews

In "Things Change" David Mamet applies his direct, unique directorial style to the classic "Being There." Each is similar thematically, and each leave the viewer with a sense of wonder and affection (for either the film or the characters), however Mamet is not quite as effective as Hal Ashby in that respect. Mamet uses his friends in many of the roles as in many of his movies, and they all fit perfectly. The cast is as strong as the writing and direction, which you know Mamet has filled with surprises. This is a movie that is entertaining and rewarding, a combination seen all too infrequently in modern films.


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