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Alex 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 his. Despite of all 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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[following the big college basketball game, in which Spencer Lewis has shaved points for the Mafia to pay off Axel's gambling debt
... Okay, we're in the clear. In fact, you might just have a couple of favors coming your way.
How's that? What do you mean?
What are you, naive? This Lewis kid's got maybe a year or two left before he makes the NBA. You think my friends are gonna let him just slip through their fingers, after a night like this?
He did it for ME. He won't do it again.
Ah, quit lying...
Una furtiva lagrima
Sung by Enrico Caruso
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