5/10

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Runtime: 95 min

Genres: Comedy | Drama

Languages: English

Countries: USA


Steve Buscemi, an icon of the independent film world for years, took the opportunity to write, direct, and star in this wistful low-budget gem. He plays Tommy, a Long Island loser who gets tossed from his job as a mechanic for questionable financial antics. He spends his days at a local bar, drinking his life away even as he denies that he's doing any such thing. And when he finally works up the gumption to get a job, he winds up driving an ice-cream truck in his old neighborhood--and getting involved in an inappropriate relationship with his teeny-bopper assistant (Chloe Sevigny), earning the violent enmity of her father (Daniel Baldwin). Low-key in its approach, the film has a sad humor that is both knowing and forgiving, as well as offering one of Buscemi's best performances. --Marshall Fine



Directors (1)

Writers (1)

Steve Buscemi writer

Composers (1)

Editors (1)

Cinematographers (1)

Actors (39)

Annette Arnold Sandy
Anthony LaPaglia Rob (as Anthony Lapaglia)
Bianca Hunter Kelly (as Bianca Bakija)
Bronson Dudley Bill
Brooke Smith Tina
Carina Finn Anna
Carol Kane Connie
Catherine Natale Mom (uncredited)
Charlie Newmark Eddie 'Puck'
Chloƫ Sevigny Debbie (as Chloe Sevigny)
Christine Gildea Marie's Mother
Daniel Baldwin Jerry
Daniella Rich Samantha
Debi Mazar Crystal
Elizabeth Bracco Theresa
Eszter Balint Marie
Io Tillett Wright Little Girl
Irma St. Paule Grandma
Joe Lisi Harry
John Ventimiglia Johnny
Kevin Corrigan Matthew
Larry Gilliard Jr. James
Lucian Buscemi Crystal's Son
Marilyn Chris Josie Basilio
Marissa Lanzello Lisa
Mark Boone Junior Mike
Michael Buscemi Raymond
Michael Imperioli George
Michael Storms Little Boy
Mimi Rogers Patty
Richard Boes Freddie
Roberta Hanley Roberta
Rockets Redglare Stan
Samuel L. Jackson Wendell
Seymour Cassel Uncle Al
Steve Buscemi Tommy
Steven Randazzo Vic
Suzanne Shepherd Jackie
Victor Arnold Tony Basilio