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Vig (1998)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Drama  |  4 December 1998 (USA)
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Vinnie's a bookie, happily married, running his operation for 30 years out of his bar in Brooklyn. Times change, the boys up the chain want a bigger profit, so Vinnie's expendable He's ... See full summary »

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Vinnie
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Marybeth
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Ellen
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Locasso
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Al Sheehan
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Leah
Pamela Bel Anu ...
Jackie
Billy Strong ...
Lenny
Gene Ruffini ...
Maitre d'
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Vinnie's a bookie, happily married, running his operation for 30 years out of his bar in Brooklyn. Times change, the boys up the chain want a bigger profit, so Vinnie's expendable He's assigned a hotheaded kid, Tony, the nephew of a local mobster. Vinnie's told to school the lad, use him for collections, and teach him some sense. What Vinnie doesn't know is that once Tony learns the ropes, Vinnie will be out. Tensions mount when Tony goes around Vinnie's paternalistic ways, takes a bet from an unemployed alcoholic, and demands that the loser's wife pay the vig in trade. Is there any way out for Vinnie - with or without his good name? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong language, drug content and some violence | See all certifications »
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4 December 1998 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The winner of the Police Athletic League raffle was never revealed, but it was going to be Phil Maddigan according to director Graham Theakston. See more »

Goofs

When Vinnie gets dropped off at home after getting drunk The police car has Boston Police on it. See more »

Quotes

Vinnie: I'm a bookie bloodsucker, living off other people's sickness.
Ellen: Quit.
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Written by Barbara L. Jordan and William Peterkin
Performed by Pete Peterkin
Courtesy of Heavy Hitters
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WAY BETTER THAN EXPECTED!
15 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

I can't believe that this was a movie made for video. The acting and direction are so tight that I would have been glad to go the theater to see it.

Peter Falk is very believable as the stained-by-life bookie with a generous heart. Freddie Prinze, Jr is chilling as the cocky and arrogant nephew of the underboss. He is down right COLD! He deserves his fame.

The rest of the cast is simply terrific. My only beef: Everyone should have had Boston accents since they were in Boston.

7 out of 10 stars. A joy to watch.


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