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The Winner (1996)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Thriller  -  25 July 1997 (USA)
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When it is discovered that a man is having luck in the casinos in Las Vegas, people start attempting to take his money.

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A story about a man who can't seem to do anything but win at the tables in Vegas. This, of course, brings hustlers out of the woodwork intent on using him for financial gain. One of them is the man's brother who, incidentally, is trying to find who it was that killed their father, while still another is a woman who has schemes of her own. Couple all of this with drug kingpins and general thugs and you have a comedy with a fresh twist on surviving in Vegas. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for strong language, along with some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Opening Weekend:

$4,293 (USA) (22 January 1999)

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$5,508 (USA) (22 January 1999)
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Alex Cox disowned the version of the film that was released as it had been re-edited without his consent. See more »

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A little messed up.
25 April 2000 | by (Look behind you) – See all my reviews

Could of been a great movie, would have a been a great movie, but it wasn't. Bad camera shots, made it look like a drunk guys point of view. Paper-thin script, the plot was good, but it looks like someone was in a hurry when making this, so instead we get bad one-liners, and some ideas that don't make any sense. Really bad acting. This had some real uninspired, that reminded me of puppets. I can't say everyone was bad in it though, Vincent whatever his last name is, who played Philip I think, looked really vulnerable, and brought some realism to the movie, and Frank Whaley who played Joey, the only person who was symphaphetic of Philip, was pretty cool, what a quack! Though I don't believe he was gay, I think he was schizophrenic.

But all in all, I would suggest to stay away from this movie, unless your into really weird stuff, or some of the actors/actresses.


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