Date created: April 2010
Release date 2002
Duration 113 min
Producer(s) Amy Minda Cohen, Stephen Evans, Jonathan Gordon...more
Director(s) George Clooney...more
Writer(s) Chuck Barris, Charlie Kaufman...more
Cast Dick Clark, Sam Rockwell, Michelle Sweeney...more
We're goin' about this all wrong! We're killing ourselves trying to find good acts. We just book bad ones and kill them! We kill 'em before they're through, as soon as it gets unbearable, we kill them. Dead.
He's a bad guy. He's one of the bad guys.
Bad for the US, right, Jim? Not bad in the absolute sense. Just bad for the US.
Don't fuckin' dance with me. Renda's bad for the Tea & Biscuit Company. He's bad for me personally. You work for me. Renda's bad for me... You're now officially a patriotic citizen of the United States of Jim Byrd. There's no backing out now. We let you in on everything. You don't play. You don't leave. You understand that? You don't play... You don't leave.
[hands over an envelope, presumably with money] Don't worry, we're not gonna cheat you
Unseen man in dark alley:
Oh just the same
[shoots the unseen man] Oh, sorry 'bout your teeth [shoots him again]
[after Byrd tells Chuck to kill the unknown "mole"]
Hey, I got an idea. If you aren't so bad... why don't you do it? Why don't you kill the mole? You got a problem with killing, Jim?
I just don't fit the profile.
What fucking profile? There is no fucking profile.
Okay, there's no profile.
There's no profile.
I came up with a new game-show idea recently. It's called The Old Game. You got three old guys with loaded guns onstage. They look back at their lives, see who they were, what they accomplished, how close they came to realizing their dreams. The winner is the one who doesn't blow his brains out. He gets a refrigerator.