Don, the owner of a small-time pawnshop, and Bob, his drug-addicted sidekick, are planning a burglary. But when Teach, a volatile associate of Donny’s, hears them talking about the burglary, he wants in and he wants Bobby out. This sets off a conflagration of mistrust among the three men, with suspicions of double-crossing and lies. Their friendships are tested while they plot to steal a valuable collection of coins. American Buffalo is Mamet's first major play and still one of his most produced.
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