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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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Quirky little gangster movie manages to satisfy
17 August 2003 | by (Northern California) – See all my reviews

There are so many gangster movies out there. It is hard to tell sometimes if a gangster movie is really trying to say something new or if they are just trying to work some new angle. Well this time, we have a bunch of small time bookies trying to ply their trade and some simple minded street geek who crosses their path. It gets complicated and it's hard to say why, but it doesn't matter because we are never asked to imagine that we are watching Charles Dickens or anything. There are some interesting characters and odd subplots and it all hangs to together in a generally pleasing way. Everything seems to happen inside and so the appeal is the characters. Another strange gangster movie that comes to mind by comparison is "Ghost Dog" that features some fantastic outdoor scenes that are worth seeing all by themselves even if you ignored the strange plot.


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