Two women meet in Vegas where they came to get a divorce. There they also meet a man whose wife just left him. They go to a bar for a drink and a talk. Turns out they have a common acquaintance - one of their exes.



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Two women, Edie and Pen, go to Las Vegas to get a quick divorce from their husbands. They start chatting and become friendly. In a local bar they meet a man whose wife just left him. He becomes interested in bedding one of the girls. The women's newly formed friendship is tested when they find out that the soon to be fiancé of the first woman is in fact the ex husband of the second woman. Written by anonymus

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The divorces are final. The fun is about to begin.



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Rated PG-13 for sexual situations and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

10 May 1996 (France)  »

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Desert Gamble  »

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Edie and Pen were staying at the Reno Hilton. At the end of the movie, they were being chased by Pen's new lover on their way to the airport. The airport is less than a half a mile from the Hilton and they appeared to go through downtown which adds at least 10 miles to the trip from the Hilton to the airport. See more »


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Talky Chick Flick
22 April 2004 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

I noticed the IMDB give the title of this movie as EDIE & PEN where as in Britain it`s called DESERT GAMBLE which is a far more exciting title . What does a movie named DESERT GAMBLE conjure up to you ? A war film set in the North African campaign of 1942 ? A heist movie of likable geezers going to Vegas to rip off the mob ? Or perhaps even a disaster movie about a plane crashing into the Sahara . Nothing as exciting as that happens in this film so I guess EDIE & PEN is a more accurate title since it doesn`t really conjure up anything

And nothing really happens in the movie either , it`s basically a low concept dialogue driven chick flick about two women who meet in a red neck bar , one of whom has a sort of relationship with a red neck and the two women swap life stories . I guess girls who are not expecting too much might enjoy it and it is very inoffensive but that`s hardly massive praise

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