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Top of the World (II) (1997)

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In Las Vegas for a quicky divorce, a just-paroled ex-cop and his wife wander into the Top of the World Casino, run by the shady Charles Atlas. They win big, right as the casino is being ... See full summary »

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Ray Mercer
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Charles Atlas
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Rebecca Mercer
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Detective Augustus
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Vince Castor
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Captain Hefter
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Doc 'The Butcher'
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Lieutenant De Rosa (as Michael Delano)
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In Las Vegas for a quicky divorce, a just-paroled ex-cop and his wife wander into the Top of the World Casino, run by the shady Charles Atlas. They win big, right as the casino is being robbed. The police believe their big win was a staged diversion, and the two of them become suspects. Over the course of the evening and next morning, the two attempt to escape to surrounded casino, and to prove their innocence, as well as to save their marriage. Written by Jason A. Cormier <wildrose@mindspring.com>

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Carl: Fluff this!
[pulls out his gun and starts shooting]
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Edited into Today You Die (2005) See more »

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ON TOP OF THE WORLD
Words & Music by Robert O. Ragland, Marc Tanner, & Ron Aniello
Performed by Shane Minoa
Produced by Robert O. Ragland, Marc Tanner, Alan Oldfield & Marc Greene
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Goofy Fun
17 July 2005 | by (US) – See all my reviews

Yes, it looks like a big bloated bomb. The production values aren't exactly top-notch. The camera angles are often far off, the acting can be very misguided (maldirected), some areas of bad sound, and David Alan Grier is in it. All are signs of a bomb to watch out for.

But surprisingly, this is one to watch. It has a unique story which is beefed up with actually funny jokes and genuinely offbeat characters. The action scenes are very well done, too. It has many old-school action sequences with no CGI's and great stunts. Its got nicely done shootouts and an excellent car chase, but somehow it doesn't feel structured around and for the action. It keeps its focus on the story, which I'll get to...now.

A uniquely fun Peter Weller plays an ex-cop, ex-con who gets out of jail on parole. The first thing on his agenda is to knock off his ex-wife's new husband (Dennis Hopper in one of his most generic performances to date) by swindling a way to win the jackpot at his casino. Or is his (HOT) wife Tia Carerra (at her most hot) in on it too? This one is, out of a lot of reasons, unnoticed because a bigger-budget but sub-par movie called "Ocean's Eleven" happened to be released four years later. "Top of the World" is much better, because the action is better and it doesn't need cutesy and lame humor to seek a wide audience's approval. Plus, I'd pick Peter Weller over George Clooney any day of the week...not to mention Julia Roberts isn't even 1/1,000,000 of Tia Carerra.


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