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Lesser Prophets (1997)

The police have three bookies under surveillance, but they escape and set up shop elsewhere. By chance, one of the police finds them; instead of turning them in, he demands money that his ... See full summary »

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The police have three bookies under surveillance, but they escape and set up shop elsewhere. By chance, one of the police finds them; instead of turning them in, he demands money that his brother, now a suicide, had lost to them. An odd guy named Leon, not entirely compus mentus, knows one of the bookies, brings them a tip on a sure thing, and they bet the farm. Meanwhile, Leon has befriended a kid in the next apartment whose mom is abused by her husband, who himself is carrying on some mysterious thievery. The cop, the bookies, the thief, his wife, and Leon's mistakes and good heart all come together in an ending with murder and money. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for pervasive strong language, and for violence | See all certifications »
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A decent script ruined by woefully rotten director
25 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is a perfect case of a fairly decent script being ruined by an amateurish director. Devizia had great actors and still managed to make them look bad. Though the actors are a talented bunch, it seems that the casting people and Devizia were just so thrilled to be actually making a movie, that they put the wrong actors in the wrong roles. Paul Diomede, the only shining light as a character in this film was also the screenwriter.


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