A compulsive gambler finds his new family's safety seriously threatened by a ruthless gambling boss.

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Rocco
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Larry Chewcluck
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A young man with an addiction to gambling has managed to get himself into serious debt. In an effort to pay off the bookies, his uncle pulls a few strings and gets him a job working for a gangster who needs a "runner" to place bets with various bookies. The gangster keeps his new "runner" on a short leash, and for the most part the young gambler behaves himself. However, the temptation of walking around with large sums of cash proves too great, and the "runner" puts both his job and his survival on the line when he dips into his boss's funds to buy a ring for his girlfriend. Written by Mark Deming

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Never make a bet you can't afford to lose.

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Drama | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for strong language and some violence | See all certifications »
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9 September 1999 (Germany)  »

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Edward: Please tell Karina I found the perfect way to stop gambling: Have a son.
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(Are You) The One That I've Been Waiting For
Written by Nick Cave
Performed by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Courtesy of Mute Records Ltd. U.K./Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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This movie was lame
27 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sorry people but...

Having gone to school in Vegas and being an actual runner this movie was a huge disappointment. When I found out that they had actually made the movie I thought this would be a pretty cool movie to view. How wrong could I have been? There was nothing in this movie that was even remotely accurate. If they had done ANY research in this movie they could have put together and interesting film however they chose to make one of the dumbest movies ever made in the history of film. I can normally live with a little artistic license but at least be a LITTLE accurate.

STUPID and LAME. Don't bother watching this film.


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