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A fortune-tellers teasing rumination sends Edmond Burke lurching into New York City's hellish underworld.

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Fortune Teller
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Man in Bar
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Peep Show Girl
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Leafletter
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A man in a suit at a Manhattan firm leaves work on Friday; he looks unhappy. He stops at a fortune teller's for a Tarot reading: "You are not where you belong," she tells him. That evening he quits his marriage and walks the streets of New York, passing from a classy bar to a gentleman's club, then to a high-class bordello, a mugging, a pawnshop, and a diner where someone does listen. He shares his insights with her and later with others. Violence, disappointment, and musings entwine as Edmond loses his moorings while believing he's found them. Where does he belong? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Every fear hides a wish. See more »

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Rated R for violence, strong language, and sexual content including nudity and dialogue | See all certifications »

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24 November 2006 (Italy)  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,253 (USA) (14 July 2006)

Gross:

$131,617 (USA) (13 October 2006)
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Trivia

Lionel Mark Smith, who plays the pimp in this movie, played a pimp (as well as a shill) in production of the original play back in 1982. See more »

Goofs

The shots of the basketball game in the bar keep showing the same segment even after many minutes pass during the conversation. You see the same scramble for the ball and the same drive to the basket at least twice. See more »

Quotes

Edmond: You think there's a hell?
Prisoner: I don't know.
Edmond: You think we're there?
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Referenced in Unikal'noe pozdravlenie (2014) See more »

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Macy gives a "Tour de Force"
15 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

William H. Macy is nothing short of spectacular in this film, as was every other actor that graced the screen. The performances were a real credit to both the actor's creativity and the masterful direction of Stuart Gordon. Not to mention a pretty interesting, yet, twisted script by Mamet. This is a film that very easily could've fallen apart, being an adaptation of a stage play and all, yet Stuart Gordon weaves it all together masterfully, with yet the smallest and finest of threads. Mamet is not an easy guy to do. However, the entire cast and crew associated with "Edmond" all do it masterfully.

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