R | | Comedy, Crime
A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.
The two actors (Michael Pitt and Michael Stuhlbarg) that play the gangster-like characters from the beginning, Larry and Tommy, also have parts on the HBO TV series Boardwalk Empire (2010), which is also gangster-related.
This guy just telephoned a psycho-killer to come down and psycho-kill us!
In the first newspaper article about the Jack of Diamonds killer, the right-hand column has numerous repeated sentences.
A surprise final scene interrupts the closing credits a few seconds after they start.
$4,174,915 (USA) (14 October 2012)
$15,024,049 (USA) (20 December 2012)