MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 10,450 this week

Vig (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  4 December 1998 (USA)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 448 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 4 critic

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 »

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3004 titles
created 26 Nov 2011
 
a list of 21 titles
created 24 May 2012
 
a list of 993 titles
created 19 Jul 2013
 
a list of 65 titles
created 31 Jul 2013
 
a list of 1648 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Vig" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Vig (TV Movie 1998)

Vig (TV Movie 1998) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Vig.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Shooting Gallery (Video 2005)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A street-smart pool player falls in with a pack of hustlers. As he rises in the underground circuit, he lands in the middle of a match between his boss and a crooked cop.

Director: Keoni Waxman
Stars: Ving Rhames, Roselyn Sanchez, Daniel Newman
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A former high school student, Jason Copeland, returns to his school to take his revenge on the teachers for failing him out of school.

Director: Michael W. Watkins
Stars: Ricky Schroder, Freddie Prinze Jr., Katie Wright
Strangers (TV Movie 1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Three provocative short stories. An American in Paris seduces a young man only to have the tables turned; a tourist recovering from an accident is alone but far from lonely; and an exchange... See full summary »

Director: Joan Tewkesbury
Stars: Linda Fiorentino, Joan Chen, Timothy Hutton
Deliberate Intent (TV Movie 2000)
Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A First Amendment scholar is recruited by an attorney to sue a publishing company after a hit man commits a triple murder by allegedly following a how-to manual the book company published. ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Wolk
Stars: Timothy Hutton, Ron Rifkin, Clark Johnson
Reflections II (2008)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Europol Agent Tom Brindle is called to Barcelona, Spain, to track down the notorious serial killer known as Pygmalion.

Director: Bryan Goeres
Stars: Timothy Hutton, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Fernando Guillén Cuervo
Turning Green (2005)
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Set in late 1970s Ireland, it tells the story of 16-year-old James Powers, an American who finds himself lost after his mother dies and he is forced to live with his three Irish aunts. ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Aimette, John G. Hofmann
Stars: Timothy Hutton, Alessandro Nivola, Colm Meaney
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A friendship is put to the ultimate test when two best friends wind up in bed together.

Director: Robert Iscove
Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Claire Forlani, Brendon Ryan Barrett
Down to You (2000)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A young man wins and loses the first serious love of his life.

Director: Kris Isacsson
Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Julia Stiles, Selma Blair
Deterrence (1999)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The President of the United States must deal with an international military crisis while confined to a Colorado diner during a freak snowstorm

Director: Rod Lurie
Stars: Kevin Pollak, Timothy Hutton, Sheryl Lee Ralph
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Professor Isaac Balter, en route to his wedding, stops over in San Francisco for one night and falls in love with another beautiful woman, Aurora. In his twenty-four hour wild ride, he ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Jacobs
Stars: Timothy Hutton, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Udo Kier
Comedy | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A young woman is attracted to a man despite her thinking she's seen him kill someone.

Director: Mark Waters
Stars: Monica Potter, Freddie Prinze Jr., Shalom Harlow
Dead by Midnight (TV Movie 1997)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Director: Jim McBride
Stars: Timothy Hutton, Suzy Amis, John Glover
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Vinnie
...
Marybeth
...
Frankie
...
Tony
...
Ellen
Paul Lazar ...
Rocky
...
Locasso
Steve Sweeney ...
Angie
Roger Robinson ...
Phil
...
Pete
...
Al Sheehan
Tonya Tyann Tullis ...
Leah
Pamela Bel Anu ...
Jackie
Billy Strong ...
Lenny
Gene Ruffini ...
Maitre d'
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

loser | bet | mobster | bookie | bar | See All (70) »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, drug content and some violence | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 December 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Money Kings  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Soundtracks

Family
Written by Barbara L. Jordan and William Peterkin
Performed by Pete Peterkin
Courtesy of Heavy Hitters
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
One of the worst movie endings ever joeymamaluch33
Plot description and goof wrong maskedmarvin
Discuss Vig (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?