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, taking him on a trip to Lake Tahoe.
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Once again Mamet doesn't quite figure out his tone. This is written like a farce but directed like a sincere relationship story. Compelling enough, if not outrightly comedic. A little rushed, but that seems to be his style.