• Things Change (1988)

Things Change

Release Date: 1988

DVD Release Date: May 2nd, 2000

PG |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

The Chicago Mafia makes shoeshine man Gino (Don Ameche) an offer: do the time for a murder he didn't commit, and they'll buy him a fishing boat in Sicily. Gino accepts and is placed in the custody of Jerry (Joe Mantegna), a low-level mobster, until the trial. Jerry quickly gets bored with the babysitting detail and decides to treat Gino to a weekend at Lake Tahoe. There, Jerry is recognized, and Gino is mistaken for a big-time crime boss. Both play along until they run afoul of the local mob.

Cast: Don Ameche, Joe Mantegna, Robert Prosky, J.J. Johnston, Ricky Jay, Mike Nussbaum, Jack Wallace, Dan Conway

Director: David Mamet

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Columbia, TriStar Pictures

Keywords: Amusing , Friendship , Charming , Witty , 1980s , Transformation , Underdog