Axel Freed is a literature professor. He has the gambling vice. When he has lost all his money, he borrows from his girlfriend, then his mother and finally some bad guys that chase him. Despite all of this he cannot stop gambling.
For $10,000 they break your arms. For $20,000 they break your legs. Axel Freed owes $44,000.
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Jacqueline Brooks, who plays James Caan's mother, in real life is just 10 years older than Caan. See more
Forty-four thousand dollars, Axel. It ain't just numbers.
Referenced in Film 2015: Episode #44.2
Una furtiva lagrima
from the opera L'elisir d'amore"
by Gaetano Donizetti
Sung by Enrico Caruso
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