Things Change Movie Review 1988

Information and Film Reviews for Things Change the Movie

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An old Italian shoeshine guy agrees, for a fee, to be a fall guy for the Mafia. A lower-echelon mob hood, assigned to watch over him, decides to give the old guy a weekend of fun in Vegas before going to jail. Director Mamet co-wrote the screenplay with Silverstein, best-known for his children's books ("Where the Sidewalk Ends," "The Giving Tree"). Combines charm and menace with terrific performances, especially from Ameche and Mantegna.

Distribution

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 114 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Comedy Drama, Scams, Stings & Cons, Organized Crime, Gambling, Mistaken Identity, Growing Older
Screenplay
David Mamet, Shel Silverstein
Cast
Joe Mantegna, Don Ameche, Robert Prosky, J.J. Johnston, Ricky Jay, Mike Nussbaum, Jack Wallace, Dan Conway, J.T. Walsh, William H. Macy
Director
David Mamet
Music
Alaric Jans
Producer
Inc. Filmhaus

Awards

Venice Film Fest. 1980: Actor (Ameche); Venice Film Fest. 1988: Actor (Mantegna).

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