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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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Tony
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Ellen
Paul Lazar ...
Rocky
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Locasso
Steve Sweeney ...
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Pamela Bel Anu ...
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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
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pretty lame
3 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

well i happened upon this movie on VHS at the thrift store. i feel like i just wasted 5 hours of my life, although the movie run time was probably under 2. it opened up with frank vincent and tony cirico a la sopranos, 2 excellent mafia actors... in an "introduction/set-up scene". "wow, this should be interesting..." i thought to myself. it held my attention through ACT I, but "petered" out quickly. freddie prinze seemed miscast for this. but that is a moot point... i'm only writing this review to forwarn potential viewers... do not waste your time. do not be swindled in by the cast names. it is a waste of a cast. lauren holly is excellent in her role in and of itself - i'll say at least that. But Bottom Line: there's no point dissecting the misgivings in plot, premise, plausibility and aesthetics... it's just a bad movie.


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