Finder's Fee (2001)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  19 June 2001 (USA)
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A man finds a wallet containing a winning lottery ticket worth $6 million.



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Cast overview:
Mrs. Darmsetter
Officer Campbell
Female Cop
Male Cop
Nathaniel DeVeaux ...
The Real Avery


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.


Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »





Release Date:

19 June 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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 »


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


[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 700 Club (1966) See more »


Step to the Street
Written by Andrew Winn
Performed by Agents of Good Roots (as The Agents of Good Roots)
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Very entertaining with great plot twists.
9 April 2003 | by (Omena, Michigan) – See all my reviews

I saw this film last year at the Saugatuck Film Festival (and even got to meet the stars of the film Robert Forster, Dash Mihok, and Erik Palladino), and loved every minute of it. The place was sold out and everyone at the theater loved it.

What would you do if you found a wallet containing a winning lottery ticket worth $6 million? That's how the movie is set up in this fast paced film with great acting. James Earl Jones is great as always, Robert Forster has a small but memorable role, but I was very surprised that Matthew Lillard did such a good job in the movie. But the obvious star of the movie is the script. Written and Directed by Jeff Probst, there are so many great plot twists that keep you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next. You won't believe some of the things you discover when watching this movie.

If you can find this movie somewhere, I highly recommend it.

**** out of ****

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