This "neo-noir comic thriller" from director Amos Poe focuses on struggling actress Eva (Barbara Hershey), a waitress who moonlights by making collections for her ex-husband, loan shark Al (Robbie Coltrane). Her day job is at a Lower Manhattan diner owned by Quint (Ian Hart). Others on the scene are Eva's new boyfriend Zip (John Leguizamo), aspiring actress Myrna (Lisa Marie), Al's girlfriend Simone (Debi Mazar), tough thug Gascone (Ron Perlman), and Al's driver U.B. (David Deblinger). Eva is ready to drop both collecting and acting, dreaming of a picket-fence lifestyle with her son Augie (Zak Kerkoulas), but Al needs her for just one more job -- locating the missing $600,000 stolen from him by Flav (Justin Theroux). Al also plans to stage a production of David Mamet's American Buffalo, and he offers a role to U.B. -- if he will kill Zip. Shown at the 1998 Berlin Film Festival.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Action,Comedy
- Run Time: 115min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 05/21/1999
- Distributor(s): Artisan
- Themes: Going Straight,Actor's Life
- Tone: Humorous,Quirky,Tense
actor, boyfriend, diner, driver, loan-shark, murder-for-hire, thug
- Country of Origin: USA (05-21-1999)