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The Winner (1996)

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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Louise (as Rebecca DeMornay)
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Storyline

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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Rated R for strong language, along with some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »
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25 July 1997 (USA)  »

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El ganador  »

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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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Louise's Sad Story
Composed and Performed by Kieran Mulroney
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Please, release the right version !
6 September 2000 | by (Laroche Migennes) – See all my reviews

There are two versions of "The Winner", the studio version released in the States and the Director version released in Japan only. I've seen the latter in Tokyo a couple of years ago and I really enjoyed it (great actors, great unreal atmosphere and very good story), but it looks like other User Comments (pretty negative) are based on the former. I hope that the DVD release will be based on the Director Version only, in order to give to this very good movie what it deserves.


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