John has lost all his money. He sits outside a diner in the desert when Sydney happens along, buys him coffee, then takes him to Reno and shows him how to get a free room without losing ... See full summary »
When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that sends them, their father and one brother's wife hurtling towards a shattering climax.
Philip Seymour Hoffman,
A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles. He must find a way to save both himself and one last victim.
John has lost all his money. He sits outside a diner in the desert when Sydney happens along, buys him coffee, then takes him to Reno and shows him how to get a free room without losing much money. Under Sydney's fatherly tutelage, John becomes a successful small-time professional gambler, and all is well, until he falls for Clementine, a cocktail waitress and sometimes hooker. Written by
Jon Reeves <email@example.com>
The original shooting script included a different ending for the film where we discover that Jimmy had betrayed Sydney and given his name (and John's and Clementine's) to the man who was being held hostage in the motel. The man tracks down Sydney outside the same highway coffee shop where he met John and shoots him three times, killing him. It's not known whether this scene was ever actually filmed. See more »
Camera operator's shadow visible on the ground during the first scene where Sydney meets John (full-frame version only). See more »
[John has called Sydney to his hotel room asking for help. Sydney knocks, John answers from behind the closed door]
Yeah. Open up.
What? Yeah, everything's cool. Are you alright?
You gonna open the door?
I said on the phone, you know... it's kinda screwed up.
Yeah, so? Open the door, let's see what's going on.
...you promise you'll help me?
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