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Shoe-shiner Gino is hired to take the rap for a mafia murder. Two-bit gangster Jerry watches over Gino and gives him a weekend to remember.

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Gino
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Jerry
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Joseph 'Don Giuseppe' Vincent
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Frankie
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Mr. Silver
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Mr. Green
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Repair Shop Owner
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Butler
Willo Hausman ...
Miss Bates (as Willo Varsi Hausman)
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Housemaid
Len Hodera ...
Ramone
Josh Conescu ...
Bellenza
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Marcotti
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No Pair (as Merrill Holtzman)
William Novelli ...
Willie
Kenny Lilliebridge ...
Chicago Bodyguard
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Scarface (as Chuck Stransky)
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Billy Drake (as W.H. Macy)
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Hotel Manager
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Assistant Manager
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Randy (as Steve Goldstein)
Sarah Potok ...
Chambermaid
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Bellboy #1
Robert Ostrovsky ...
Bellboy #2
Melissa Bruder ...
Manicurist
Patrick O'Neill ...
Haberdasher
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Jackie Shore
Lionel Mark Smith ...
Pit Boss (as Lionel Smith)
Scott Zigler ...
Cashier
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Wheel of Fortune Girl
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Cocktail Waitress (as Mary Bernadette McCann)
Patricia Wolff ...
Casino Gambler
G. Roy Levin ...
Casino Gambler
Andy Potok ...
Casino Gambler
Théo Cohan ...
Casino Gambler (as Theo Cohan)
Allen Soule ...
Casino Gambler
Burton Zahler ...
Casino Gambler
Derek R. Hill ...
Texan (as Derek Hill)
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Head Waiter (as James Donovan)
Ken Koc ...
Maitre d'
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Stage Manager
Sara Eckhardt ...
Cherry (as Sarah Eckhardt)
Karen Kohlhaas ...
Grace
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Kenny
Christopher Kaldor ...
Harry
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Anna (as Natalia Nogulich)
Val Clemmer ...
Cook
John Cardinale ...
Italian Don
Bill Bagwell ...
Texas Don
Howard Rosenstone ...
New York Don
Paul Butler ...
Gas Station Owner
Jerry Graff ...
Bailiff
Dick Cusack ...
Judge
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Briggio (the hitman) (uncredited)
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Man in the Street #2 (uncredited)
Martin Pratscher ...
Man in the Street #1 (uncredited)

Directed by

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David Mamet

Written by

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David Mamet ... (written by) &
Shel Silverstein ... (written by)

Produced by

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Ned Dowd ... associate producer
Michael Hausman ... producer

Music by

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Alaric Jans

Cinematography by

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Juan Ruiz Anchía

Film Editing by

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Trudy Ship

Editorial Department

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Pamela Reis ... post-production assistant
Colleen Sharp ... apprentice film editor
Barbara Tulliver ... assistant film editor
Richard Garibaldi ... home video mastering colorist (uncredited)

Casting By

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Cyrena Hausman
Sally Lear ... (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Michael Merritt

Set Decoration by

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Derek R. Hill

Costume Design by

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Nan Cibula

Makeup Department

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Erin Lyons ... hair stylist
Pamela S. Westmore ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Rachel Cline ... post-production supervisor
Michael Hausman ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Ned Dowd ... first assistant director
Cara Giallanza ... second assistant director
Lynn Wegenka ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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E.W. Bradford ... construction coordinator
Shawn Hausman ... assistant production designer
Kim S. Hobbs ... set dresser
Samara Schaffer ... property master
J. Grey Smith ... lead man
Scott Zigler ... property assistant
Anthony Joseph Fatigato ... painter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Anthony J. Ciccolini III ... supervising sound editor
Marko A. Costanzo ... foley artist
Pam DeMetruis-Thomas ... assistant sound editor (as Pam DeMetruis)
Laura Derrick ... cable person
Lee Dichter ... re-recording mixer
Kathleen Earle Killeen ... assistant sound editor (as Kathleen Earle)
James Flatto ... assistant music editor
Thomas A. Gulino ... sound editor
Lois Hoover ... assistant sound editor (as Lois A. Bellucci)
Dale R. Janus ... cable person
Faith Jones ... assistant sound editor
Laura P. Krasnow ... apprentice sound editor
John Pritchett ... sound mixer
Rose Rosenblatt ... adr editor
Joel Shryack ... boom operator
Jeffrey Stern ... sound editor

Stunts

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Chris Centrella ... stunt driver

Camera and Electrical Department

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Chris Centrella ... key dolly grip
Guy Clayton ... electrician (as Guy Clayton Jr.)
Henry Cline ... second assistant camera
Stuart Cropley ... electrician (as Stuart E. Cropley)
David Dubois ... best boy electric
Khan Griffith ... grip
Bob Hall ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
John Hudecek ... grip
David Kaskie ... grip
Ian Kincaid ... gaffer
Kenneth E. King ... grip (as Ken King)
Kim Kono ... electrician
Mark R. Lindberg ... electrician
Hugh McCallum ... best boy grip
Deana Newcomb ... still photographer: Chicago
Dayton Nietert ... electrician
Randy Redinger ... electrician
David M. Russell ... grip
Stephen Vaughan ... still photographer
Wayne Baker ... first assistant camera plate unit: Boss Film (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Ruth Barnes ... casting assistant
Catherine Jane Holzer ... extras casting (as Catherine Holzer-Ballowe)
Barbara L. Roche ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Mark Burchard ... wardrobe supervisor
Bill Edwards ... costume tailor

Location Management

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Randy Ostrow ... location manager: Chicago
Ron Rotholz ... location manager

Music Department

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Patrick Mullins ... music editor
Alan Silverman ... score mixer

Script and Continuity Department

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Anne Rapp ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Jon Bergholz ... transportation dispatcher
Jerry Jackson ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Randall Balsmeyer ... title designer
Laura Behary ... production assistant
Alan Bledsoe ... craft service
David Dee ... production assistant
Mary Lou Devlin ... production coordinator
Mike Fitzpatrick ... production assistant
Katerina Kachtik ... production assistant
Eric Kapan ... production assistant
Caroline Korney ... production assistant
Ross L. Kulma ... set medic
Treasa Pugh ... production assistant
Cathy Sarkowsky ... assistant production coordinator
Patricia Wolff ... assistant: Mr. Mamet
Steve Kraus ... dailies projectionist (uncredited)
Susan Lee Smith ... publicist (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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. Written by Mike Myers

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Taglines A comedy about two guys who take the mob for a ride. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Parrain d'un jour (France)
  • Las cosas cambian (Spain)
  • Things Change ...der Weg ins Glück (Austria)
  • Fortuna kołem się toczy (Poland)
  • Ändrade förhållanden (Sweden)
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Runtime
  • 100 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The film reunites many actors from the main cast of the 1984 play version of "Glengarry Glen Ross", also written by David Mamet: Joe Mantegna, Robert Prosky, J.T. Walsh and Mike Nussbaum. See more »
Goofs After they leave the airport, Jerry and Gino stop to talk with Billy Drake. Then Gino stays in front of the others, holding the overcoats, with Billy on his left-hand side and Jerry on his right. In the next shot Billy appears holding the overcoats and leading Gino with his right hand to the car. For this to be possible it would be necessary that them both had changed their places. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Things Change/Bat*21/Without a Clue/Mystic Pizza/Daffy Duck's Quackbusters (1988). See more »
Quotes Mr. Green: This is a Sicilian coin. The Sicilian people say, "A big man knows the value of small coin." My friendship is a small coin but it is all I have to offer you.
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