Little known actor, Jack Noah, is working on location in the country of Parador at the time the dictator dies. The dictator's right hand man, Roberto, makes Jack an offer he cannot refuse..... See full summary »
An average kind of guy who has a slight problem with gambling goes to the track, and mystically, it seems as though he can't lose, no matter how he bets; and he has an incredible day. Written by
In the film's promotional featurette, actress Jennifer Tilly outlines how in the movie's original script, it called for her character's breasts to pop out in one scene at the race-track during all the excitement of the cheering and rooting for the racing horses. In the end, this does not occur in the finished film, Tilly having suggested that they shouldn't, but they do wobble and significantly project outwards during the particular shot, which is also shown in the promo short. See more »
When trotter bets $2400 (48 $50 win tickets) The clerk says the payout at 5-1 odds would pay $69k but actually should only pay $14.4k. ($12 for every $2 bet) See more »
Man in crowd:
Down in front, you big lug!
Who said that?
[dead silence and no movement in the crowd]
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This film just makes you feel good when you watch it. You identify one way or another with Richard Dreyfuss, who plays the down on his luck gambler who wishes for one last lucky streak. The supporting cast is a great collection of colorful characters. Jennifer Tilly and David Johansen especially help keep this movie rolling. At a running time of only 90 minutes it doesn't really lag and it's genuinely funny. Watching this movie makes you wish you had Trotter's luck. Bottom Line: A competent comedy that keeps it's charm even after repeated viewings. Worth having in the collection.
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