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Finder's Fee (2001)

A man finds a wallet containing a winning lottery ticket worth $6 million.

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Living in Greenwich Village, Tepper is a pretty stand-up kind of guy. As a stand-up guy, he helps his elderly neighbor, Mrs. Darmsetter, whenever he can. He also keeps the vow with his poker playing friends Fish, Bolan and Quigley that they will not check the winning numbers against the Big 3 Lotto tickets they ante in their "last man standing" five card draw poker games, "the last man standing" taking the entire pot of tickets. Being a stand-up guy is one of the reasons why his girlfriend Carla loves him. On the night that he plans to propose to Carla, but not before the regular poker night at his apartment, he finds a wallet on the street with no money and little identification in it, let alone no photo ID, but he still goes to whatever measures he can to locate the wallet's owner, who, according to the sole piece of ID, is a fireman named Avery Phillips. Just before his friends and Avery arrive at his apartment, Tepper also finds in the wallet a Big 3 Lotto ticket, a $6 million ... Written by Huggo

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The numbers don't lie, but the players just might.

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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19 June 2001 (USA)  »

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Bloody Numbers - Alles auf eine Karte  »

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Probst developed the script in a writing workshop. Stephen Baldwin liked the script and used his connections to help Probst get the film made. See more »

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Carla's umbrella changes from green/yellow to black then back to green/yellow. See more »

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[first lines]
Tepper: [knocking on her door] Mrs. Darmsetter? Hey... You left your door open again.
Mrs. Darmsetter: Heaven sake, I wonder how did that happen.
Tepper: Yes well, how is everything?
Mrs. Darmsetter: Well, I'm worried about my mail. I think someone's stealing it. Because I haven't received any letters from my kids in a long time, and they always write.
Tepper: Well, are they taking all your mail or just the letters?
Mrs. Darmsetter: Just the letters. You'd think they'd take everything else, wouldn't you? They don't.
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References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

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Written by Keith Slettedahl
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"Finder's Fee" is outstanding! Good old fashion suspense right to the end.
14 May 2004 | by (New Hampshire) – See all my reviews

I was on the edge of my seat the entire movie. I just happened to stumble on "Finder's Fee". It's a 10+ for suspense. Anyone who likes good old fashion suspense will love this movie.

In short, it's about a street artist who is put into an ethical dilemma after finding a wallet containing a $6 million winning lottery ticket. He returns the wallet. But does he return it in tact? Does he return the wallet empty, keeping the ticket? Does he tell his friends?

The suspense in "Finder's Fee" just keeps building and building until the climactic ending.

I have to applaud the writing, screen play, actors and directing. It was all perfect. And everyone was perfectly cast. I'd like to believe that Alfred Hitchcock himself would have been pleased with "Finder's Fee".


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