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Luck of the Draw -- Hoping to be dealt a new hand in life, ex-con Jack Sweeney tries to go straight -- till he chances upon a robbery that leaves him in possession of counterfeiting plates worth millions.
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Corruption. It's not a crime, it's a profession.
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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James Marshall ... Jack Sweeney

Dennis Hopper ... Giani Ponti

Michael Madsen ... Zippo

Eric Roberts ... Carlo

Ice-T ... Macneilly

William Forsythe ... Max Fenton

Patrick Kilpatrick ... Hit-Man

Wendy Benson-Landes ... Rebecca Johnson (as Wendy Benson)

Frank Gorshin ... Sterling Johnson

Richard Ruccolo ... Jedd

Sasha Mitchell ... Buddy

Perry Anzilotti ... Mr. Tully

Andy Milder ... Pascal

Robert Joseph ... Macneilly's Thug
Anthony T. Pennello ... Charlie the Cop
Susan Petrie ... Giani's Girl

Christopher Doyle ... Giani's Thug
Victoria Di Pietro ... Valdique
Jeremy West ... Scientist

Alexander Folk ... Security Guard
Jay Della ... Jay (as Jay Fiondella)

Elisa Gabrielli ... Hit-Man's Woman (as Elisa Pensler-Gabrielli)
Kane Sickner ... Cop at Hospital
Roger Callard ... Fed #1
Denny Scopellite ... Fed #2

Erik Cord ... Communication Technician (as Eric Cord)

Eliza Roberts ... Bank Teller
Lila Garrett ... Stella

Chris Durand ... Bum on Bench
Spiro Razatos ... Middle Eastern Man

Henry Kingi Jr. ... Middle Eastern Man
John Escobar ... Middle Eastern Man

Tess Broussard ... Zippo's Boudoir Girl
Alexandra Nice ... Zippo's Boudoir Girl

Kira Reed Lorsch ... Zippo's Boudoir Girl (as Kira Reed)

Regina Russell ... Zippo's Boudoir Girl
Chynna Redwood ... Macneilly's Sparing Partner
Chephren Rasika ... Cabana Boy

Directed by
Luca Bercovici 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Luca Bercovici  written by
Rick Bloggs  written by
Kandice King  written by

Produced by
Kandice King .... producer
Original Music by
Stephen Edwards 
Cinematography by
Keith L. Smith 
Film Editing by
David Kern 
Greg Mauer 
Casting by
Eliza Roberts  (as Eliza Simons)
Morgan Simons 
Production Design by
Ladislav Wilheim 
Set Decoration by
Anna Gadsby 
Costume Design by
Shawnelle Cherry 
Makeup Department
Cynthia Bornia .... key hair stylist
Cynthia Bornia .... key makeup artist
Teresa Vest .... makeup artist: Eric Roberts
Jill Von Gortler .... assistant hair stylist
Jill Von Gortler .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
John Duffy .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian Bentham .... second second assistant director
Jon Countess .... second second assistant director
Anthony E. Kountz .... first assistant director
Cy Roscoe Strickland .... second assistant director (as Cy Roscoe)
Art Department
Mike Barber .... construction foreman
Maxwell Britton .... lead man
Fred D'Amico .... set dresser
Dave Goodman .... property intern
Tod Hostetler .... storyboard artist
Aaron Mays .... construction coordinator (as John Aaron Mays)
Dutch Merrick .... property master
Antonio Rose .... set dresser (as Anthony Loffredo)
Rachel Ward .... art department intern
Monica Wynveldt .... property assistant
Sound Department
Odin Benitez .... sound designer
Odin Benitez .... sound effects supervisor
Emily Gaydos .... adr editor
Emily Gaydos .... dialogue editor
Randall Guth .... sound effects editor
Michael Jonascu .... sound effects editor
Eric Justen .... dialogue pre-dub mixer
Greg Mauer .... foley recordist
William Munroe .... boom operator
Andy Potvin .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Susan Pusateri .... foley artist (as Sue Pusateri)
Paul Ratajczak .... sound re-recording mixer
Marc Verboys .... adr editor
Marc Verboys .... assistant dialogue editor
Stephan von Hase .... production sound mixer
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
Christopher T. Welch .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Brian Robbins .... special effects
David Waine .... special effects coordinator
Joni Avery .... stunts
Rick Avery .... stunts
Richard E. Butler .... stunts
Jeff Cadiente .... stunts
Doc D. Charbonneau .... stunts
Gilbert B. Combs .... stunts
Erik Cord .... stunts (as Eric Cord)
Phil Culotta .... stunts
Chandra De Alessandro .... stunts (as Chandra Jones)
Mark De Alessandro .... stunts
Christopher Doyle .... stunts
Chris Durand .... stunts
John Escobar .... stunts
Dane Farwell .... stunts
Andy Gill .... stunts
David M. Graves .... stunts
Lance King .... stunts
Henry Kingi Jr. .... stunts
Jalil Jay Lynch .... stunt double: ice t
Jalil Jay Lynch .... stunts
Bob Minor .... stunts
Denney Pierce .... stunts (as Denny Pierce)
Spiro Razatos .... stunt coordinator
Michael M. Vendrell .... stunts
Keith Woulard .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Phillip 'Felix' Arceneaux .... dolly grip (as Phillip Arceneaux)
Richard Avalon .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Geraldine Brezca .... camera loader (as Linda Brezca)
Kevin Estey .... camera department intern
Eddie Garcia .... still photographer
Gregory Gayne .... camera intern
Jeff Hand .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Gavin Harrison .... additional still photographer
Daniel Hernandez .... electrician (as Danny Hernandez)
Scott Johnson .... first assistant camera
Stacey Jones .... camera loader (as Stacey Wahlstrom)
Mary Kasparian .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Kristin Kubiak .... second assistant camera
Erik Loysen .... key grip
Chris Manley .... camera operator: "b" camera
Igor Meglic .... camera operator: "b" camera
Dale Obert .... best boy electric
Barry Oiffer .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jesse Pence .... best boy electric
Erik Rodgers .... gaffer
Martijn Veltman .... best boy grip
Randy Whitlock .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Terri Douglas .... adr voice casting
Alexandre Montana .... casting assistant
Nicole Sage .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Monica Hong .... wardrobe intern
Brandy Lusvardi .... set costumer
Kristin Morlino .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Christian Miglio .... assistant editor
Sophia K. Nicholas .... post-production coordinator
Chris Weber .... negative cutter
Jim Williams .... color timer
Music Department
Ron Finn .... music supervisor
Chris McGeary .... music editor
Chris McGeary .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Matthew Ballard .... transportation coordinator
Guy J. Graves .... picture car coordinator
Daniel Inouye .... transportation captain
Other crew
Kelly Carkeek .... unit publicist
Jacques Cohen .... tax accountant
Bonnie Foley .... production coordinator
Cori Gibson .... production accountant
Sydney Gilner .... script supervisor
Gabriel Kramer .... assistant armorer
Michael Lovin .... assistant location manager
Elizabeth Much .... unit publicist
Mike Sudrow .... weapons handler
Michael Van Owen .... location manager
Diana Walston .... production secretary
Leon Watkins .... security officer
Leon Watkins .... security to producer

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality
101 min
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This a Movie Dennis Hopper was in, he also starred in Hoosiers (1986)See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Love Is BittersweetSee more »


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Great action and loads of charisma!, 26 June 2002
Author: Andy ( from Tampa, Florida USA

I think this movie was really great. The cast was awesome and made the movie an enjoyable feast for action lovers.

Eric Roberts was great as a wise talking, gangster wannabe type Carlo, whose opinion of himself was much higher than everyone else's opinion of him.

William Forsythe's part of the doggedly determined agent Max Fenton, hell bent on bringing Giani Ponti (played expertly by Dennis Hopper)in was the stuff that legends are made of. He is an extremely talented actor who shines in every part he undertakes. His veteran status in Hollywood has earned him the respect he deserves for his part in this movie and every other he stars in.

Dennis Hopper's portrayal as the savvy, hip and utterly criminal Giani Ponti is only more proof that while other actors his age are looking for work, he is not. This perfomance was only more ammunition in the belief that he is STILL a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood.

Michael Madsen shined as only he can in the part of Zippo, an S & M freak who loves the ladies. His part was believeable and he added his own flair and unique style to a well executed role.

Wendy Benson as the hard working but not as naive as she seems, Rebecca Johnson was classic. She made the role of the daughter of a two timing, thieving accountant (played to unbelievable realism by the wonderful veteran actor Frank Gorshin)come to life. If this role is any indication of her talents, I look forward to seeing many more movies with her in the future.

When one thinks of "bad", you can't help but think of Ice-T. He played Macneilly a small time hood with big aspirations and the muscle to back up those aspirations. Ice-T is multi talented and this role was just further proof that whether good guy, bad guy or somewhere in between, he is a major player in Hollywood.

I was surprised and delighted by a small but pivotal role in this movie. The hit man played by the talented and veteran actor Patrick Kilpatrick. He could be the role model for hit men everywhere. Charming, handsome and utterly cool he would be any "target's" worst nightmare.

One downside to this movie and something I found very disappointing was the role played by Sasha Mitchell as the bumbling, dumber than dirt, driver, Buddy. He is referred to as "bone head" in the movie by Carlo because of his dimwittedness. I was disheartened to see such a talented and multi faceted actor as Sasha Mitchell thrust into such a demeaning and humiliating role. I would have thought that after the astoundingly high class way he handled the problems with the false spousal abuse allegations lobbed at him by his ex-wife, that Hollywood would drop their "stupid surfer dude" image of him. I think after what he has been through in the past few years (all but having his career ruined) he would be a shining star in Hollywood's crown. What a pity that they can't see true talent.

I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants fast action and hot stars. I own this movie and am proud to have it amongst my collection of favorites.

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