Rian Johnson's "Looper" is more than just the best time travel-cum-gangster movie-cum-family drama of 2012 -- it's also filled with the kind of crackerjack dialogue that fans of "Brick" and "Brothers Bloom" will immediately recognize as Johnson's modern noir style.

HuffPost Entertainment is happy to debut a new clip from "Looper," which highlights some of that fancy wordplay. In the video, Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Joe, a looper, meets with his gangster boss, played by a hirsute and weary Jeff Daniels. Some backstory: Daniels' Abe is a liaison from the future who runs the looper operation in the past ... because in the future, time travel exists and mobsters use the technology to send people back in time to kill them off. Joe is one of Abe's best loopers, until he's faced with killing his older self (played by Bruce Willis).

Of course, all of that happens after the sit down featured in the clip above, which explains just how Abe and Joe came to know each other. (In case you're wondering, a blunderbuss is the gun Joe uses as a looper.)

Watch above, and check out "Looper" in theaters on Sept. 28.

EARLIER: Exclusive "Looper" posters from Mondo

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  • "Looper" Press Conference - 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

    TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 06: Actor Bruce Willis speaks onstage at the 'Looper' press conference during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 6, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • "Looper" Press Conference - 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

    TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 06: Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis speak onstage at the 'Looper' press conference during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 6, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • "Looper" Press Conference - 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

    TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 06: (2ndL-R) Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Writer/Director Rian Johnson speak onstage at the 'Looper' press conference during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 6, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • "Looper" Photo Call - 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

    TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 06: (L-R) Actor/Producer Joseph Gordon-Levitt, actor Bruce Willis and Writer/Director Rian Johnson pose at the 'Looper' photo call during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 6, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • "Looper" Press Conference - 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

    TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 06: Actor Bruce Willis speaks onstage at the 'Looper' press conference during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 6, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • "Looper" Press Conference - 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

    TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 06: (2ndL-R) Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Writer/Director Rian Johnson speak onstage at the 'Looper' press conference during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 6, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • "Looper" Press Conference - 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

    TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 06: Writer/Director Rian Johnson and actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt speak onstage at the 'Looper' press conference during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 6, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • "Looper" Press Conference - 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

    TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 06: Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt speaks onstage at the 'Looper' press conference during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 6, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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