El Cortez (2006)
Stylish modern-day noir about an autistic man (Lou Diamond Phillips) who is released from an institute for the criminally insane and gets a job as night clerk at a seedy hotel in Reno. There, the cop who put him away (James McDaniel) harasses him into spying on a drug dealer (Glenn Plummer), and a crippled prospector (Bruce Weitz) enlists his aid in convincing a notorious gambler (Peter Onorati) to invest in a gold mine. Tracy Middendorf also stars. 94 min.