You walk around like you’re Mr. Cool, Mr. Wisdom… but you’re not. You’re just some old hood. The other night in the bar, you asking me a question… like do I do parking lot security? Well, the answer is no! I’m trusted security inside the casino. I’m trusted with security, and I don’t fuck it up.
In Hard Eight (1996), Samuel L. Jackson refers to characters Philip Baker Hall would go on to play in future Paul Thomas Anderson films. Hall portrays Floyd Gondoli in Boogie Nights (1997) and Jimmy Gator in Magnolia (1999). The third, Mumbles O'Malley, has yet to be realized and it remains unknown if he ever will.