THINGS CHANGE is a surprisingly light, upbeat follow-up to David Mamet's dark directorial debut, HOUSE OF GAMES. One of the most powerful Mafia dons in the country, Mr. Greene (Mike Nussbaum), has murdered someone. An elderly Sicilian bootblack, Gino (Don Ameche), who bears more than a
passing resemblance to the don, agrees to take the fall and is turned over to the custody of Jerry (Joe Mantegna), a mob goon who is "on probation." Jerry feels sorry for the old guy and impulsively decides to take him to Lake Tahoe for a final fling before jail. Because of Jerry's reticence, the
staff of the mob-owned hotel treats the mysterious old man as if he were an important Ma...