Things change

United States, 1988

Film
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Don Ameche plays Gino, a veteran shoeshine who makes a deal with the Mafia to take the rap for a slaying, while Joe Mantegna plays Jerry, a Mafia hood assigned to supervise Gino before his court appearance. Ignoring orders, Jerry takes his charge to the gambling resort at Lake Tahoe for his last weekend of freedom where the old man is mistaken for a major figure in organised crime. Through the complications that result, the two men forge a trusting and compassionate friendship in complimentary roles that earned them a combined Best Actor Award at the Venice Film Festival. Screenplay by David Mamet and Shel Silverstein.

Credits

production company

Filmhaus Productions

Columbia Pictures

producer

Michael Hausman

director
Duration

01:36:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1988

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303399

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Gangster films

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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