Released in 1999, Go has become a must-see movie for every Timothy Olyphant fan. The black comedy is similar to Pulp Fiction in its structuring – it is told (out of chronological order) from the point of view of three characters and how they’re involved in one drug deal gone very bad one Christmas. While the film is set in Los Angeles, some of the action takes place in Las Vegas.
Ronna (Sarah Polley) desperately needs money. Her job as a grocery-store cashier isn’t bringing in enough money and she’s in danger of being evicted. On Christmas. Cue the violins, right? Don’t worry, this isn’t a treatise on the economy or how hard it is on the working poor. It’s a light-hearted drug caper.
Along the way to getting her rent money, Ronna goes to a rave, has her friend Claire (Katie Holmes) held as collateral and stumbles into a drug sting. Timothy Olyphant plays Todd, a character you won’t soon forget. While saying anything more would be giving too much away, suffice to say you’ll remember his character long after the movie is over.
Written by John August and directed by Doug Liman, the film also stars William Fichtner, Jay Mohr, Scott Wolf, Taye Diggs and Breckin Meyer.