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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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Frankie
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Tony
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Ellen
Paul Lazar ...
Rocky
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Locasso
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Angie
Roger Robinson ...
Phil
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Pete
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Al Sheehan
Tonya Tyann Tullis ...
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 »

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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8 out of 10
9 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

Got this movie because my sister really likes Freddie Prinze Jr. and he seems pretty cool to me. He plays a pretty unlikable small-time collector for a bookie played by Peter Falk. The plot is pretty straightforward and slow-developing but the characters and dialogue make it easy to watch. I could watch this one again especially for Lauren Holly's performance as a gambler's long-suffering wife.


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