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“That McQuarrie guy,” says Ballard, “he ever do anything after Usual Suspects?

“Won an Oscar. Made The Way of the Gun,” says Cote.

“Oh, yeah. That was awful,” Ballard yawns.

“It was not. It –”

“Worst thing I’ve seen Sam Jackson do.”

“Samuel L. Jackson wasn’t in it! We’ve been over this.”

“Whatever. You’ll admit it wasn’t Suspects.”

“Okay. It was… grittier. Not as clever.” Cote shrugs. “I guess everybody’s got one heist plot in them.”

“Either a movie,” Ballard says, “or a real one.”

“Heh. Yeah.”

Then they both get quiet for a while, staring off into the middle distance.