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The Big Town (1987)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance, Thriller  |  25 September 1987 (USA)
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It is 1957. J.C. Cullen is a young man from a small town, with a talent for winning at craps, who leaves for the big city to work as a professional gambler. While there, he breaks the bank ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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J.C. Cullen
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George Cole
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Mr. Edwards
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Ferguson Edwards
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Phil Carpenter
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Aggie Donaldson
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Sonny Binkley
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Carl Hooker
Del Close ...
Deacon Daniels
Meg Hogarth ...
Dorothy Cullen
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Ginger McDonald
Alvaro D'Antonio ...
Prager (as Mark Danton)
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Cool Guy (as David Elliott)
Steve Yorke ...
Garage Boy
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Storyline

It is 1957. J.C. Cullen is a young man from a small town, with a talent for winning at craps, who leaves for the big city to work as a professional gambler. While there, he breaks the bank at a private craps game at the Gem Club, owned by George Cole, and falls in love with two women, one of them Cole's wife. Infuriated, Cole wagers everything on the craps table, including the Gem Club itself, and he and Cullen have it out. Written by Brian C. Madsen <bcmmovies@earthlink.net>

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Lady luck is always on his side. Tonight, she's on fire. See more »


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25 September 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Arm  »

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$1,733,017 (USA)
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Did You Know?

Goofs

The sound of dice rolling after Cole announces their total. See more »

Quotes

George Cole: Cullen, you're gonna pay for this!
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Connections

Referenced in Ha-Kluv (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

RUBY BABY
Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Performed by The Drifters
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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apart from diane lane's striptease number and a subsequent love scene, nothing BIG.
9 January 2004 | by (manchester, england) – See all my reviews

a lacklustre, dull and poorly directed saga of gambling and high stakes in vegas which is mostly let down by ben (son of scriptwriter great robert) bolt's dire direction. a good cast (tom skerritt, tommy lee jones and that other stripper) are mostly wasted along with a wooden lead turn from mr. dillon himself.


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