R | | Comedy, Crime, Drama
An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop.
The first thirty minutes of the film are based on radio artist Joe Frank's 1982 N.P.R. Playhouse monologue "Lies". Some of the dialogue and plot elements in the film are lifted verbatim from the program, including Paul meeting Marcy in the deli, the... ...
Alright, punch. Punch it in.
Paul Hackett: Okay, let's, first of all, refresh the screen here. Alright, and go into "format ruler".
Paul Hackett: There.
Lloyd: All right. Now, file?
Paul Hackett: Right.
Lloyd: And it's in memory?
Paul Hackett: Right. And?
Paul Hackett: Mark this down in the prefix...
Paul Hackett: ...file ...
When Paul is running from the mob, he seeks shelter in the coffee shop and orders hamburger and coffee. The clock on the doorway shows 4:10. But when he is again running from the mob and goes there to meet Tom, the same clock shows 12:14 when the waiter brings him hamburger and coffee. Moments later, it says 5:00.
The closing credits are displayed over a moving shot of Paul's office, during which more and more employees show up for work. When the camera passes Paul's desk again, he has disappeared.
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