Stephen Rea stars in this satire about a burned-out television writer in "Sink or Swim" (1997). Brian (Rea) is completely out of ideas when his agent (Tom Arnold) gives him a 22-episode assignment. During a poker game with his writer buddies, Brian looksout the window and sees a couple on a balcony which gives him some inspiration and they all kick around some story ideas. Later at the bar across the street, Brian sees Georgia (Illeana Douglas) and is sure she is the woman from the balcony-so offers hermoney for the story of her life. The film is also known as "Hacks."