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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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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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25 July 1997 (USA)  »

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El ganador  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

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$5,508 (USA) (22 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

Have a Dream (on Me)
Lyrics by Wendy Riss and Dan Wool
Music by Dan Wool
Produced and Performed by Dan Wool
Vocals by Rebecca De Mornay
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A boring "thriller"
18 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

What a disappointment - with such good actors like D'Onofrio and director - Cox - we were all primed for, if not a great thriller, at least a decent gambling, Vegas movie. It was hard to maintain any interest in the insipid and one-dimensional characters and uninvolving story line. It looks like it was adapted from a play by the author and perhaps she needed more help structuring it. The actors try but seem to be directing themselves. Give it a miss.


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