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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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Storyline

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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Trivia

Clive Owen, Kate Hardie and many actors who played croupiers were trained by professional croupiers. See more »

Goofs

When Jack is taken off the roulette table approx 20 minutes in, the roulette wheel is not spinning. Roulette wheels are only stopped when the table is closed, and as there are players at the table the wheel should be moving. 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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Stylish and clever
28 June 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked some things in this movie. One was that it was narrated in the 3rd person by the star (usually it's someone else who narrates in the third person), another is that I saw a world I didn't know about before. Sure, I know about casinos and bosses and workers, but I didn't know how it worked in Britain. In fact, I saw this as a British version of Casino (except without the mob and violence, though there is some violence). Also, Clive Owen makes a great lead as Jack, who goes through changes in his careers as a writer and a croupier. Possibly the best film to come from Britain this year (so far).


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