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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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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,293, 24 January 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,508, 24 January 1999
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Trivia

Alex Cox disowned the version of the film that was released as it had been re-edited without his consent. See more »

Soundtracks

10,000 Dollars de Recompensa
Music by Zander Schloss
Lyrics by Alex Cox
Instruments played by Zander Schloss
Accordian by James Fearnley
Violin by Kieran Mulroney
Vocals by Jesus Nagama
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This Movie Does Not (or should not) Exist
2 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

Okay, Now it makes some sort of Sense. After Seeing this Movie with a Cast of Quirky Stars and Cult Director Alex Cox, You might Scratch Your Head Raw Wondering, What the? But the Back(stabbing) Story is that the Director was Ambushed by the Producers.

It Seems that They took the Finished Film, Re Edited, Added a Different Soundtrack and Released this Bomb to Non-Existent Audiences, Furious Critics, and Disappointment Everywhere. So Alex Cox Disowned the Film and Tried to have His Named Removed.

Is the Abomination that was Released Worth a Watch? The Shortest Answer is...NO. That's a No with a Shout. Because it is Embarrassing. Nothing Seems to Work. The Usual Reliable Cast of Usually Interesting Actors All are Either Miscast or Appear to be Lost in this Muddle and Don't Know the Ending or Their Next Lines.

The Few Standout Visuals are So Few that the Drudgery of Sitting Through the Odd Pacing and Unfunny Stuff is Not Worth the Effort. Like the Director, it is Best to not Acknowledge this Films Existence for the Sake of Everyone Involved.


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