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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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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24 November 2006 (Italy)  »

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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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Rebecca Pidgeon, who plays Edmond's wife, also starred opposite William H. Macy in the original stage version of 'Oleanna', also written by David Mamet. See more »

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The card handed to Edmond by "Man in Bar" shows the address as 46th St., but Edmond is instructed to go to 47th St. 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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It's the politically incorrect version of "Crash".
20 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie makes most people uncomfortable. It's not an easy movie to watch. Its like watching a gruesome accident but not being able to stop. Edmond is a middle age man going through a crisis. His life is meaningless and boring but he is content to plod along until a series of chance encounters leads him to the decision that he must leave his life, including his wife behind. Having hidden his true nature all of his life, he suddenly releases his pent up frustrations and in doing so, takes himself down a path, not of redemption but one of degradation. He is searching for something or someone to fill a void in his life and with his new purpose of self, he becomes in fact dangerous. The transformation of Edmond from mild mannered and dutiful citizen to an angry, rebellious zealot is fascinating. I immediately went out to buy this movie after purchasing it from Redbox. I am not surprised that this movie was never released widespread. It would surely have caused a huge ruckus in our politically correct society. I know I am being vague. But if you want to watch a movie that is totally different from the standard fare, then see this movie. The big surprise at the end is the actor Bokine Woodbine, who plays a significant but very small role, that puts a fitting end to this thoroughly entertaining, disturbing and engrossing movie. William H. Macy, is superb, and who knew that he actually has a great body for a man his age.


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