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.
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Dealing with the mob is always a gamble.
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Did You Know?
Actor Robert Prosky, who portrays Joseph 'Don Giuseppe' Vincent, originated the role of Shelly Levene in David Mamet's 'Glengarry Glen Ross' stage play, shortly before Prosky began working on the television series 'Hill Street Blues' (1981-1987). See more
The characters are staying at the former Horizon Hotel/Casino in Stateline, Nevada. However, the various scenes of when they are being driven in the limousine are not "linear" (to or from their final destination) and really just show highway scenes from all around Lake Tahoe, including parts of California. See more
I give my word.
Referenced in I Was a Teenage Faust