A medium with a talent for hucksterism and his ruthless student meet with a woman who wants advice about her deceased mother's will. They plot to relieve her of the entire estate, but she tricks the medium into revealing what a charlatan he is. During the shock and pain of this moment, the medium experiences a revelation so profound that it changes the course of each character's life.
"A fascinating exercise in film flam. The dialogue has a keen poisonous edge." - WNEW TV
"Displays the subtle word play with which Mr. Mamet can develop a prosaic situation." - The Christian Science Monitor