The film takes place in about a day and a half in Harry Stoner's life. Harry is down on his luck, and trapped in his own indulgences. He day...更多>
: How old are you? Myra: Twenty. Harry Stoner: Nobody's twenty. Myra: Are you OK? Do you want something? Harry Stoner: Yes. I want that girl in a Cole Porter song. I wanna see Lena Horne at the Cotton Club - hear Billie Holiday sing fine and mellow - walk in that kind of rain that never washes perfume away. I wanna be in love with something. Anything. Just the idea. A dog, a cat. Anything. Just something. Fred Mirrell: Harry, it's all those goddamn operations, the woman's all scarred up. I need these little diversions. [Referring to the arsonist and the hooker] Phil Greene: Professionals, Charlie and Margo. One starts the fires, the other one puts them out. Harry Stoner: Everybody misses. Margo: Not professionals. Harry Stoner: Oh yeah, professionals too. Quarterbacks get knocked down, nurses get knocked up, somebody invented the Edsel. Everybody misses. Harry Stoner: The government has a word for survival. It's called fraud.