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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


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Release Date:

25 July 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El ganador  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$5,508 (USA) (22 January 1999)

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4:3 Full Frame
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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 »


Yer Devil
Music by Zander Schloss
Guitar by Zander Schloss
Bass by Tom Barta
Drums by Josh Freese
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Spaced Out Film
14 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Thought quite possibly this film would be entertaining due to the fact that it was dealing with Las Vegas. After viewing a few scenes, I was completely disappointed in the story. However, the poor actors all did a great job despite their horrible scrips and story line. Rebecca DeMornay,(Louise) played a gal who has been around the block quite a few times and decides to get her eyes and claws into a certain guy who bets only on Sunday's at a casino and always wins. As soon as the guy wins large amounts of money, like $150,000. he gives all the money away and keeps about Five Thousand dollars so he can play next Sunday. Saverio Guerra,"Becker" TV Series '98-03(as Bob) makes a few brief appearances and acts just the same way he did in Becker. This is a big waste of time and not worth waisting your time.

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