R | | Crime, Drama
Professional gambler Sydney teaches John the tricks of the trade. John does well until he falls for cocktail waitress Clementine.
The film stars Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Melora Walters and Robert Ridgely, who would all become regulars in director Paul Thomas Anderson's future movies. Furthermore, Aimee Mann performs the song "Christmastime" during the credits; she would frequently contribute to the soundtrack of Anderson's films, and he directed her music video Aimee Mann: Save Me (1999).
Young Craps Player:
The way you look, I think you know what I'm sayin', old-timer, I think you do. Jesus Christ, why don't you have some fun? Fun! Fun! Hahahahaha.
When John and Clementine leave the motel for their honeymoon in Niagara Falls they are driving a Chrysler product, possibly a Plymouth Gran Fury. The Chrysler "star" hood ornament is clearly visible as they leave. When they are driving across the desert, a view out the windshield shows a blue-and-white Buick Regal hood ornament. The character Sydney is driving a silver/blue Buick Regal.
$69,486 2 March 1997