Taglines: Dealing with the mob is always a gamble.
Gino, an Italian-American shoe-shiner with a remarkable similarity to a certain mafia don, is paid to take the rap for a murder. Jerry, a two-bit gangster on probation, is given a chance for redemption by guarding Gino for the weekend. But instead of sitting around a dingy hotel room, Jerry decides to give Gino a weekend to remember, taking him to Lake Tahoe. Jerry’s bragging to his friends of his important charge, as well as Gino’s dignified, quiet demeanor, soon result in much complication for them both.
Things Change is a 1988 comedy and drama film directed by David Mamet. It was co-written by Mamet and Shel Silverstein, and stars Don Ameche, Joe Mantegna, Robert Prosky, Ricky Jay, Mike Nussbaum, Jack Wallace, Willo Hausman, Adam Bitterman, Josh Conescu, Felicity Huffman and Melissa Bruder.
Things Change was Mamet’s directorial follow-up to House of Games and also takes place in the world of crime. The two films share many cast members, including Joe Mantegna, Ricky Jay, Mike Nussbaum, William H. Macy, and J. T. Walsh, as well as many production staff members.
Things Change (1988)
Directed by: David Mamet
Starring: Don Ameche, Joe Mantegna, Robert Prosky, Ricky Jay, Mike Nussbaum, Jack Wallace, Willo Hausman, Adam Bitterman, Josh Conescu, Felicity Huffman, Melissa Bruder
Screenplay by: David Mamet, Shel Silverstein
Production Design by: Michael Merritt
Cinematography by: Juan Ruiz Anchía
Film Editing by: Trudy Ship
Costume Design by: Nan Cibula
Set Decoration by: Derek R. Hill
Music by: Alaric Jans
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
Release Date: October 21, 1988