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Lesser Prophets (1997)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  28 November 1997 (USA)
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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 ... 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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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for pervasive strong language, and for violence | See all certifications »
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I loved it
1 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

I thought this was a great film. Although there were a few mis-cast actors.....(Scott Glenn...Elizabeth Perkins?) I thought they maybe slowed it down a bit. Even as such, it was an entertaining piece of work. Unlike most movies of this genre it rode the fence of real/unreal and was very entertaining. Worth watching.


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