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Croupier (1998)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  21 April 2000 (USA)
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An aspiring writer is hired as a croupier at a casino, where he realizes that his life as a croupier would make a great novel.

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Nick Reding ...
Giles Cremorne
Nicholas Ball ...
Jack Snr.
Alexander Morton ...
David Reynolds
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Car Dealer
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Marion Nell
John Radcliffe ...
Barber
Sheila Whitfield ...
Manicurist
David Hamilton ...
Casino Supervisor
Carol Davis ...
Table Supervisor
Eddie Osei ...
West Indian Punter
Doremy Vernon ...
Woman I
Claudine Carter ...
Woman II
Ursula Alberts ...
Madame Claude
Neville Phillips ...
White Haired Man
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Jack Manfred is an aspiring writer going nowhere fast. To make ends meet, and against his better judgement, he takes a job as a croupier. He finds himself drawn into the casino world and the job gradually takes over his life; his relationship with girlfriend Marion begins to deteriorate. One gambler in particular catches his attention: Jani, whom he starts to see outside of working hours - a serious violation of casino rules. Jani is down on her luck; under pressure from her creditors she approaches Jack, asking him to be the inside man for a planned heist at the casino. Jack carefully considers the odds; it all looks so simple, but even a professional like Jack can't predict the cards he will be dealt. Written by Anonymous

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casino | croupier | gambler | novel | writer | See more »

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21 April 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£41,843 (UK) (29 June 2001)

Gross:

£308,470 (UK) (6 July 2001)
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Disqualified from the Academy Awards after being shown on Dutch television. See more »

Goofs

When Jack is dealing poker at his friends house party, after an elaborate shuffle he offers the cards to be cut to the gentleman on his left, if he were a professional he would know that you cut to the right and deal to the left. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jack: [self reflection] Now he had become the still center of that spinning wheel of misfortune. The world turned 'round him leaving him miraculously untouched. The croupier had reached his goal. He no longer heard the sound of the ball.
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Owen delivers the goods in this nifty neo-noir flick
28 April 2004 | by (fairview, nj) – See all my reviews

CROUPIER (2000) *** Clive Owen, Gina McKee, Alex Kingston, Kate Hardie, Nicholas Ball. British director Mike Hodges returns with his trademark hands-on film noir twisting with Owen – part Connery/part Gibson – as a contemptuous struggling novelist who takes a job as a casino croupier with much disdain for its clientele and the razor's edge trundling of enjoying the afterhours lifestyle while struggling to maintain his identity from his story's semi-autobiographical character. Smartly written by Paul Mayersberg with its pulp fiction heart and soul on display works well until its unfortunately false ending. Owen gives a silky smooth enhancing performance of a man at odds with his life and makes it all look effortless.


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