Cinema: Shaggy Don Story THINGS CHANGE

Directed by David Mamet; written by David Mamet and Shel Silverstein

Old Gino (Don Ameche) has started to enjoy himself. A few days ago, this sad, gracious Italian American was an anonymous Chicago bootblack. Now circumstance -- his resemblance to an aging Mafia don accused of murder -- has landed him in the capacious bathroom of a penthouse suite at Lake Tahoe, accompanied by his friend Jerry (Joe Mantegna) and two attentive chorus girls. So he tells them the fable of The Ant and the Grasshopper. The ant, he work all-a the time. The grasshopper, he do nothin' but play. And at the end, "the grasshopper eat-a the ant."

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