A kind-hearted bookie/bar owner (Peter Falk) is given a
young, tough-guy partner (Freddie Prinze Jr.) to help him collect his clients' outstanding
debts before he retires. Also with Lauren Holly, Timothy Hutton, Tyne Daly, Paul Lazar,
Tony Sirico, Steve Sweeney, Roger Robinson, Frank Vincent, Colm Meaney, Tonya Tyann
Tullis, Pamela Bel Anu and Billy Strong. Originally titled "Vig" as a
made-for-TV movie. [1:36]
SEX/NUDITY 3 - Lots of sexual innuendo (including references to fellatio). A
kiss. A drunken man gropes a woman's clothed breasts. A man forces a woman to repay part
of her debt in sexual favors: in one scene it's implied they have intercourse (before the
scene ends, we see him kiss her neck and unbutton her shirt, revealing a bit of her bra)
and in another scene, he kisses her neck and face, licks her forehead, unzips her pants
and fondles her bra-clad breasts. We see a few women in cleavage-revealing shirts, a woman
wearing a towel and a shirtless man taking a shower.
VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - Three men are shot and killed (we see some blood on their
shirts). A man is slapped and another is spat upon. A man is physically thrown out of a
bar after he tries to punch someone. A man is thrown to the ground and slapped repeatedly.
Some verbal threats and one instance of threatening with a gun.
PROFANITY 10 - About 46 F-words and lots of anatomical references,
scatological references, mild obscenities and insults. A couple of racist remarks and a
racial slur. [profanity glossary]
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Gambling, organized crime, arrogance, cocaine use,
alcoholism, unhappy marriages and loving marriages, revenge.
MESSAGE - Ruthless situations call for ruthless solutions.