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Luck of the Draw (2000)

Jack Sweeny is a young man just trying to get a job. Turned down at another bank due to his criminal record he meets a girl, Rebecca, but also witnesses a 3 way shootout between 2 groups of... See full summary »

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Jack Sweeny is a young man just trying to get a job. Turned down at another bank due to his criminal record he meets a girl, Rebecca, but also witnesses a 3 way shootout between 2 groups of criminals and the cops over a suitcase containing perfect plates for counterfeiting bank notes. Jack grabs the plates and attempts to sell them via his friend Zippo. However with at least three different groups ready to kill him for the plates, Jack finds it's just one double cross after another. Written by bob the moo

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Corruption. It's not a crime, it's a profession.

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Thriller | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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7 July 2001 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Mickey Rourke originally had a role, but he walked off the set when the producers refused to let him include his pet chihuahua in the movie. See more »

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When Jack leaves the bank he takes off his tie in disgust. After he retrieves the briefcase and goes back to his room, he has his tie on still tied around his neck, albeit loosely. See more »

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Love Is Bittersweet
Written by Steve Bauman (I) and Ron Finn
Performed by Sharkfinn
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Overachieves thanks to the heavyweight cast........
30 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As has been mentioned, the great cast carries this stolen currency plates crime drama well beyond expectations. Special mention must be made of Eric Roberts, as his performance alone is worth the watch. Michael Madsen is somewhat subdued, Dennis Hopper plays Dennis Hopper, and the rest of the cast is totally acceptable. Thankfully the story plays out in a mostly logical manner, and without any annoying Tarantino-like flashbacks. The film is what it is, and what it is, is pure entertainment with little or no distractions for style points. Pay attention to the sharp dialog, overlook any flaws in logic, and you will enjoy it. - MERK


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