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The Prime Gig (2000)

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A telesales con man finds the ultimate racket - but starting an affair with the girlfriend of his guru-like boss might be the wrong call...

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Pendelton "Penny" Wise is a smooth-talking con-artist who makes a living by scamming people with phoney travel comp vacations over the phone when, desperate for more fast cash, he's called to work for a shady, veteran con businessman, named Kelly Grant, in selling property for a gold mine over the phone, which takes a turn when Penny begins a relationship with Grant's mistress Caitlin, where Penny throws common sense and caution to the wind to woo her, while we wonder who is scamming who here. Written by Matthew Patay

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This con artist has just broken the number one rule: never trust another con artist. See more »

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Quotes

Gene: How many deals did you get?
Penny: Five
Gene: Five? Today? You got in at ll:30.
Penny: It's not me, Gene, it's the gift. You can't fight that sort of thing - you can't fight the gift.
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A second look at telemarketers.
29 June 2006 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Telemarketeers...just the sound of it makes some of us cringe because not everyone likes those telemarketers to 'harass' us over the phone over something they want to promote on.

And when moral questions are being raised about what is right and wrong, it has become a grey area. This is where Penny Wise (Vince Vaughn) has to deal with his own conscience.

Scamming people through the phone is what Penny is good at for his job as a telemarketer, and when he was being hired to be part of this million-dollar scam, he was rather being hesitant at first. It's where his conscience starts to collide.

Very interesting and quirky look at telemarketers who scam for the sake of money. Vince Vaughn portrayed it that well.

Guess I will never see those telemarketers the same way again.


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