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FULL SYNOPSIS

Character actor Steve Buscemi made his debut as a writer and director with this seriocomic tale of a guy who is going through something but doesn't know just what it is. Tommy is a 31-year-old auto mechanic who lost his last job after "borrowing" 1,500 dollars from the cash register and heading to Atlantic City, where he wasted no time losing it all at the tables. The fact that he can't get his own car to run isn't impressing any prospective employers, so Tommy spends much of his time at the Trees Lounge, a local watering hole conveniently located downstairs from his apartment. Eventually Tommy lands some work driving an ice cream truck and becomes acquainted with his ex-girlfriend's 17-year-old niece, Debbie (Chloë Sevigny). When they half-heartedly fall into a romance, it's just one more thing for Tommy to be confused about. Buscemi draws upon a rich cast of supporting actors, including Elizabeth Bracco, Anthony LaPaglia, Carol Kane, Debi Mazar, Samuel L. Jackson, and Mimi Rogers. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:October 11, 1996

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Steve Buscemi Best First Feature 1996 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Steve Buscemi Best First Screenplay 1996 Nominee

Cast

Steve Buscemi
as Tommy
Mark Boone, Jr.
as Mike
Chloë Sevigny
as Debbie
Michael Buscemi
as Raymond
Anthony LaPaglia
as Rob
Elizabeth Bracco
as Theresa
Seymour Cassel
as Uncle Al
Kevin Corrigan
as Matthew
Samuel L. Jackson
as Wendell
Carol Kane
as Connie
Debi Mazar
as Crystal
Rockets Redglare
as Stan
Bronson Dudley
as Bill
John Ventimiglia
as Johnny
Steve Randazzo
as Vic
Suzanne Shepherd
as Jackie
Joe Lisi
as Harry
Richard Boes
as Freddie
Brooke Smith
as Tina
Carina Finn
as Anna
Michael Storms
as Little Boy
Irma St. Paule
as Grandma
Annette Arnold
as Sandy
Michael Imperioli
as George
Daniella Rich
as Samantha
Marilyn Chris
as Josie Basilio
Victor Arnold
as Tony Basilio
Christina Gildea
as Marie's Mother
Marissa Lanzello
as Lisa
Roberta Hanley
as Roberta
Daniel Baldwin
as Jerry
Mimi Rogers
as Patty
Lucian Buscemi
as Crystal's son
Charlie Newmark
as Puck
Marilyn Chris
as Josie Basilio
Bronson Dudley
as Bill
Mimi Rogers
as Patty
Kevin Corrigan
as Matthew
Michael Imperioli
as George
Carol Kane
as Connie
Joe Lisi
as Harry
Rockets Redglare
as Stan
Daniel Baldwin
as Jerry
Carina Finn
as Anna
Irma St. Paule
as Grandma
Lucian Buscemi
as Crystal's son
Daniella Rich
as Samantha
Steve Randazzo
as Vic
Brooke Smith
as Tina
Roberta Hanley
as Roberta
Samuel L. Jackson
as Wendell
Annette Arnold
as Sandy
Marissa Lanzello
as Lisa
Michael Storms
as Little Boy
Seymour Cassel
as Uncle Al
Debi Mazar
as Crystal
John Ventimiglia
as Johnny
Christina Gildea
as Marie's Mother
Victor Arnold
as Tony Basilio
Richard Boes
as Freddie
Suzanne Shepherd
as Jackie

Crew

Steve Buscemi
Director
Chris Hanley
Producer
Brad Wyman
Producer
Steve Buscemi
Screenwriter
Lisa Rinzler
Cinematographer
Kate Williams
Editor
Steve Rosenzweig
Production Designer
Jennifer Alex
Art Director
Kelley Forsyth
Co-producer
Sarah Vogel
Co-producer
Julie Silverman
Executive Producer
Nick Wechsler
Executive Producer
Lisa Kent
Set Designer
Coll Anderson
Sound/Sound Designer
Georgianne Walken
Casting
Sheila Jaffe
Casting
Osa Elmfors
Second Assistant Camera
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