Don Ameche and Joe Mantegna shared the Best Actor Award at the 1988 Venice International Film Festival for their work in this acclaimed comedy written by Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright David Mamet and Shel Silverstein. Jerry (Mantegna), a misfit Mafia henchman seems destined for low-level jobs like keeping an eye on Gino (Ameche), a shoe repairman fingered by the Mob to confess to a murder he didn't commit. But things change when Gino is mistaken for a Mafia boss—"the man behind the man behind the man."
"Things Change is a delicate balance of things that don't easily go together: farce, wit, violence and heart. Here they do."—Roger Ebert