Walken played Carmichael, a man with only one hand sitting on the edge of a bed in a crummy hotel. At the Fells Point Theatre, the bulkier, more weathered Jeff Murray plays Carmichael with a deeper, raspier voice than Walken but with the same creepy air of menace lurking beneath a thin veneer of calm. He hears a muffled sound coming from the closet, opens the door, and fires a pistol into the closet. The sound ceases. With some difficulty, Carmichael uses his one remaining hand to pick up the motel phone, dial his mother's number in Spokane, and leave her a devoted son's message.