A fortune-tellers teasing rumination sends Edmond Burke lurching into New York City's hellish underworld.

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Fortune Teller
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Man in Bar
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Peep Show Girl
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Shill
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Leafletter
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A man in a suit at a Manhattan firm leaves work on Friday; he looks unhappy. He stops at a fortune teller's for a Tarot reading: "You are not where you belong," she tells him. That evening he quits his marriage and walks the streets of New York, passing from a classy bar to a gentleman's club, then to a high-class bordello, a mugging, a pawnshop, and a diner where someone does listen. He shares his insights with her and later with others. Violence, disappointment, and musings entwine as Edmond loses his moorings while believing he's found them. Where does he belong? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Every fear hides a wish. See more »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$19,253 (USA) (14 July 2006)

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$131,617 (USA) (13 October 2006)
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At one point, William H. Macy's character says "Fuck you, fuck the lot of you, fuck you all!". Director David Mamet previously used this line in the film "Glengarry Glen Ross (it was shouted by Ed Harris's character). See more »

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The shots of the basketball game in the bar keep showing the same segment even after many minutes pass during the conversation. You see the same scramble for the ball and the same drive to the basket at least twice. See more »

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Prisoner: [Inside a prison cell they share] You know, how they are supreme in their native world...
Edmond: But when you put them here...
Prisoner: We call them dogs... Or animals...
Edmond: Yes.
Prisoner: And we scorn them. We scorn them in our fear... But don't you think...
Edmond: It very well could be.
Prisoner: But on their native world... they are supreme.
Edmond: I think that's very...
Prisoner: And what we have done... is to disgrace ourselves.
Edmond: We have.
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Falling Down redux
8 September 2007 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

The incredible William Macy gives us a glimpse into real madness in EDMOND, a sort of FALLING DOWN for the new millennium. Macy's life begins to unravel, and he ends up falling into an urban hell where he encounters and sometimes gets rough with, or roughed up by, various seedy characters (this is supposed to be New York, but was shot in Hollywood). Macy is magnificent as this increasingly nutty human being, and nothing any actor has done before can touch it, including Michael Douglas playing a similar role in FALLING DOWN. He is the whole purpose of watching this movie, and the camera stays tight on his anguished face in many shots. Adapted from a play by the great David Mamet, EDMOND is must-viewing by a mature audience. Legendary horror director Stuart (RE-ANIMATOR) Gordon gives EDMOND a bloody touch or two or three, much like fellow horror director Reny Harlin did with DIE HARD 2. Interesting to note: Gordon regular Jeffrey Combs is among the cast, and both Combs and Macy will appear in Gordon's next RE-ANIMATOR sequel. Macy will try pretty much anything, I guess. And he rarely fails. He can go from playing a lovable but aging salesman to a gun-toting villain out to kill the president's daughter. Amazing.


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