If MIDNIGHT COWBOY's Ratso Rizzo hadn't died on the back of that bus, he'd now be Teach (Dustin Hoffman), the grimy, middle-aged hustler whose desperately vicious dreams of one big score
drive this adaptation of David Mamet's 1980 play. Junk shop owner Don (Dennis
Franz), incensed that a sharp-eyed coin collector bought a rare buffalo nickel from him for a measly $90, plans to even the score by sending his teenage protege Bobby (Sean Nelson) to rob the guy. Teach wants in on the action, forcing Don -- whose vague sense of right and wrong makes him a moral
giant among incorrigible losers -- to grapple with a situation whose slippery ethics would defeat a far ...