The Prime Gig Reviews
But to be honest, the story of a small time con-man and his attempt to make it big wouldn't have been interesting without him, seeing none of the other characters are developed at all.
I can only recommend this to fans of Vaughan.
Vaughn is in the fast talk mode that made him famous. Ed Harris is completely wasted as a once mysterious character who shows up and doesn't do a whole lot.
It's kind of like Glengarry Glenross (in fact, I've heard people call this a rip off, but I disagree) and that appealed to me, but the characters are not as funny and the dialogue does not even compare to it.
It's worth a watch, but don't dwell on it. i found it to be a wannabe thought provoking con game, but it just can't live up to it. But everything does make sense in the end and that is saying something these days. There is one great scene (upon reflection) that features Harris giving a speech about wealth. It doesn't really mean much when he says it, but by the end the real meaning is there.
Prime Gig (2000) R- An okay flick that is entertaining for one reason...it takes a good look into the telemarketing business. Always interesting to see how the salespeople try to close in on deals that nobody ever really needs and most despise having to receive such intrusive and insipid calls. Ed Harris plays it straight as the telemarketing guru just out of jail and hot on another dream job that our low-end wheeler and dealer, Vince Vaughn mailing in a typical Vaughn-like performance, falls into. It's a decent scam operation but unfortunately the movie falls prey to one too many cliches and you leave feeling nothing was accomplished. It's a difficult genre to successfully infiltrate and while it's not a total waste of time for some but for those who love film noir will see the twists and turns coming a mile away with nothing new popping up to keep you interested. It's basically second-hand film noir. Whatever.