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David Mamet wrote the screenplay for this adaptation of his play about a man who suddenly stumbles into a new and dangerous life. Edmond Burke (William H. Macy) is on his way home from work one evening when he impulsively stops to have his fortune read by a woman who informs him, "You are not where you belong." When he does arrive home, Edmond soon falls into an argument with his wife (Rebecca Pidgeon), and he storms out into the city, where he stops at a bar for a few drinks. There, Edmond finds himself talking with a man (Joe Mantegna) who freely shares his racist views about the role of African-Americans in society, and suddenly Edmond begins letting go of the sense of self-control that has always governed his actions. After a crawl through the city's underbelly of watering holes, strip clubs, gambling dens, and brothels, Edmond comes face to face with the violence of this world, and unexpectedly finds himself responding in kind. Edmond also stars Julia Stiles, Denise Richards, Mena Suvari, Bai Ling, and Dylan Walsh; it was directed by Stuart Gordon, who worked often with David Mamet during their early days at Chicago's Organic Theater Company.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/03/2006
UPC: 0855280001700
Original Release: 2005
Rating: R
Source: First Independent
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:22:00
Sales rank: 84,482

Special Features

Anatomy of a thriller; Deleted scenes; David Mamet & director commentary

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William H. Macy Edmond Burke
Joe Mantegna Man in Bar
Julia Stiles Glenna
Rebecca Pidgeon Edmond's Wife
Bai Ling Peep Show Girl
Lionel Mark Smith Pimp
Mena Suvari Whore
Denise Richards B-Girl
Dylan Walsh Interrogator
Russell Hornsby Shill
Debi Mazar Matron
Marcus Thomas Window Man
Jack Wallace Chaplain
George Wendt Pawn Shop Owner
Bokeem Woodbine Prisoner
Dulé Hill Sharper
Jeffrey Combs Desk Clerk
Frances Bay Fortune Teller
Patricia Belcher Woman on Subway
Wren T. Brown Preacher
Barry Cullison Pawn Shop Customer
Vincent Guastaferro Club Manager
Aldis Hodge Leafleteer
Matt Landers Bystander
Michael A. Saad Library Guard
Wendy Thompson Club Waitress
Bruce A. Young Police Officer

Technical Credits
Stuart Gordon Director,Producer
Corley Executive Producer
Carol Cutshall Costumes/Costume Designer
Sam Englebardt Executive Producer
Amy Gunzenhauser Associate Producer
Chris Hanley Producer
Molly Hassell Producer
Stephen Hays Executive Producer
Duffy Hecht Producer
Andrew Horvitch Editor
Jasper Jan Associate Producer
Ryan R. Johnson Executive Producer
Bobby Johnston Score Composer
Roger E. Kass Producer
Zsolt Magyar Sound/Sound Designer
Shannon Makhanian Casting
Denis Maloney Cinematographer
David Mamet Screenwriter
Hamish McAlpine Executive Producer
Mary McCann Producer
Alan Muraoka Production Designer
Eugene Musso Executive Producer
Kevin Ragsdale Producer
Bart Rosenblatt Executive Producer
Gary Rubin Executive Producer
Scott Senechal Asst. Director
Lionel Mark Smith Co-producer
Artur Spigel Co-producer
Chad Troutwine Co-producer
Lorna Umphrey Associate Producer
Trisha Van Klaveren Executive Producer
Kathrin Werner Executive Producer
Felix Werner Executive Producer
Allison Wolf Associate Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Edmond
1. 1:15 [6:54]
2. Pressure [4:47]
3. Get in or Get Out [9:11]
4. This Time You Lose [9:22]
5. Pawn Shop [2:58]
6. The Pimp [3:22]
7. One Night Stand [11:54]
8. Who Will Testify [7:57]
9. The Confession [3:21]
10. Every Fear... [10:13]
11. It's Our Destiny [6:26]
12. Credits [6:09]

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