What an EXCELLENT DEBUT for a great director. The story line was great. The flashbacks to previous events were well done. The ACTING was superb, especially by HARVEY KEITEL and MICHAEL BUSCEMI (Spelling?). This movie is NOT for children. If you do not like GUN SHOT WOUNDS, BLOOD and SWEARING (Mucho F bombs)?, do not go. FINAL WORD: In most cases, CRIME DOES NOT PAY. You will either wind up dead or in prison.