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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
Steve Schirripa and Bokeem Woodbine both previously featured in The Sopranos (1999) See more »
From the moment I saw you, I knew that God doesn't hate me. He digs me.
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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 See more »
Unsettling story of a loser addicted to gambling who is hired as a runner by a sadistic man well aware that his new hire will never be able to follow a single rule: no gambling.
Ron Eldard does a wonderful job as Edward Carrington, making his character believable, sympathetic and infuriating all in a single breath. You root for the guy when he pulls himself out of a hole he's dug for himself and then feel like taking him aside and beating the crap out of him when he digs himself right back in. Never have I felt so helpless and uncomfortable watching a character's life fall to pieces on screen.
John Goodman and Courtney Cox are also very good. John Goodman's sweet guy disposition is nowhere to be found here, tucked away to allow an intimidating brute of a man to surface. Courtney Cox shines and shows the kind of range that has only been hinted at on "Friends".
Definitely worth seeing and not easily forgotten.
Vegas and gambling have never looked less glamorous.
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