A lean slice-of-lowlife tale, set in a Miami of glittering surfaces and threadbare lives. Alex Gates (Jack Nicholson) has the sleek look of a successful wine merchant to the rich and snobbish, but that exterior hides the shriveled soul of a
small-time grifter with expensive tastes. Alex's complicated personal life includes his embittered wife Suzanne (Judy Davis), who sets him up in business; her truculent son Jason (Stephen Dorff); and a young Latina mistress, Gabriella (Jennifer Lopez). So Alex and emphysemic, greasy old con Vic
(Michael Caine) put together a plan to steal a fabulous necklace and hock it in New York, all of which goes hideously awry when, sick ...