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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Tony
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Ellen
Paul Lazar ...
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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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loser | bet | mobster | bookie | bar | See All (70) »

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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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The phone number for the factory where Elle And Marybeth worked was 555-0199. 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
Courtesy of Heavy Hitters
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Excellent acting
12 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

I loved every moment of the movie. The plot and the characters were believable. Peter Falk, Tyne Daly, and Lauren Holly were great as usual. Lauren Holly's character's sacrifice for her worthless husband was heartbreaking. I encourage people to watch it.


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