The Wager is a comedy with a tongue-in-cheek look at the Hollywood Film Industry. It stars Oscar nominee Burt Young (Chinatown, Rocky etc) as studio boss Jack Stockman who makes a bet with ... See full summary »

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Nick Harbinger
Kristine Alexandria ...
Natasha Ivanova Nikolaia
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Jack Stockman
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Lisa
Dennis Maynard ...
Carey Westlake
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Sean Johnson
Michael Dyer ...
Pryor Spence
Ryan McTavish ...
Tony
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Will Stampede
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Babayama
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Maggy Gousse ...
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The Wager is a comedy with a tongue-in-cheek look at the Hollywood Film Industry. It stars Oscar nominee Burt Young (Chinatown, Rocky etc) as studio boss Jack Stockman who makes a bet with a hotshot independent producer. The Indie producer says that he can make a movie in three days, without a story or a script. The Wager follows the hapless crew of the film for the three days as they scurry up and down the California coast, trying to get the film "in the can" and win the bet. Written by JD

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A sweet little low budget comedy
30 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a delightful little comic vignette that should resonate with anyone who has ever embarked on a dream. It starts a bit slow, but picks up as the plot unfolds. The basic premise is that, with belief, determination and no small amount of talent, a film can be made in 3 days from concept to finish. Betting against this brash proposition is studio mogul, Jack Stockman. On the other side is a cocky and somewhat dodgy indie film producer, Carey Westlake. Speaking through the medium of Hollywood stereotypes, the writer gives us an engaging tongue-and-cheek glimpse into the trials and tribulations of independent film making. Even so it delivers an air of sincerity and simple truth. While not uproariously funny, it definitely leaves one smiling.


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