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

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Edward
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Karina
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Deepthroat
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Rocco
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477
David Jensen ...
Nosey Bettor (as Dave Jensen)
John David Conti ...
Larry Chewcluck
Terrence Evans ...
Lefty (as Terrance Evans)
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Jeweler
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Host
Lucy Lin ...
Chinese Dealer
Ai Wan ...
11 Card Chinese Dealer
John Buchanan ...
Black Jack Dealer
Joey Miyashima ...
Dr. Andrews
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Bartender
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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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Aposta Mortal  »

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Steve Schirripa and Bokeem Woodbine both previously featured in The Sopranos (1999) See more »

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Edward: Fuck... fuck, fuck, fuck!
Karina: Fuck, fuckit fuck fuck!
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Wonderful!! So realist!! A lot of suspense!
18 August 2000 | by (Québec, Canada) – See all my reviews

Wonderful!! So realist!! A movie like that should be view by everybody! It's the story of a guy, Edward Harington, who have problems with the games. He can't stop himself , he's always gambling. Then, his uncle Rocco propose him a job: he'll have to work for Deep Throat. While talking with his uncle, he met a pretty woman, Karina. Then, life goes on, Karina and Edward get married, Karina is pregnant,...

But to buy her a ring, Edward use the money of Deep Throat but at the end of the day, he must have the same amount of money that means he owe $8 000. After, all his

"dream life" goes down. Do he'll be able to stay in life?


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