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Vig (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  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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Frankie
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Tony
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Ellen
Paul Lazar ...
Rocky
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Locasso
Steve Sweeney ...
Angie
Roger Robinson ...
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Al Sheehan
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Leah
Pamela Bel Anu ...
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Billy Strong ...
Lenny
Gene Ruffini ...
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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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mobster | bookie | loser | bet | bar | See more »

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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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Premiered on Cinemax after it could not find a distributor for a theatrical release. See more »

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

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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
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A Character's film, beautifully acted by a perfectly balanced acting ensemble= greatly underrated!!!!!
15 May 2003 | by (New York,New York) – See all my reviews

This film is only for those who still have a brain...and know it. It is sensitive and purposeful...if you reminisce about people with character..this is it...IT has a BEGINNING...a MIDDLE...and an END....and it sparkles with fine acting and the gritty photography it should have...FIND IT...SEE IT....


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