The banality of crime. Two young men, Dignan and Anthony, walk along talking about "Starsky and Hutch." They're on their way to burglarize a house. After, they go to a café, play some pinball. They argue about the burglary and talk to their friend Bob about another scheme. They talk to a guy about buying a gun, just to intimidate. Anthony breaks into a car to steal a wallet. With Bob, they plan and stage a holdup and talk about it afterward at a burger stand: armed robbery for $183. They're pleased. The two pals race each other. Written by
They're not criminals, but everybody's got to have a dream.
Did You Know?
The short film was originally set to feature established actors but because of the low budget, the main characters were given to brothers Owen Wilson
and Luke Wilson
, who had never been in a movie before. See more
If we want a gun, just to intimidate someone...
No, you don't want to do that. That's suicidal. You don't intimidate people with guns you shoot people with guns.
Remade as Bottle Rocket
Old Devil Moon
Written by Burton Lane
and E.Y. Harburg
Performed by Sonny Rollins See more