Things Change (1988)

Director
David Mamet

Main cast
Don Ameche; Joe Mantegna; Robert Prosky

Genres
Action, Comedy, Thriller

Description
Jerry, a misfit Mafia henchman, is assigned the low-level job of keeping an eye on Gino, a shoe repairman fingered by the Mob to confess to a murder he didn't commit. But Gino's mistaken for a Mafia boss, and the two are suddenly catapulted to the highest levels of mobster status. Only friendship will see them through this dangerous adventure alive!


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