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Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie (2002)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Drama  |  31 March 2002 (USA)
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Moyher's good boy Benny Silman from Brooklyn becomes an economics student at Arizona State University for the sun and sexy girls- and the proximity of gambling paradise Las Vegas. Benny ... See full summary »

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Benny Silman
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Stevin 'Hedake' Smith
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T-Bone
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Joe Jr. (as Nick Turturro)
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Brady
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Adam
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Troy (as James LeGros)
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The Mook
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Larry
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Dominic
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Big Red
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Nick (as Jeremy Luc)
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FBI Agent Simms
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Agent Vasquez
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Moyher's good boy Benny Silman from Brooklyn becomes an economics student at Arizona State University for the sun and sexy girls- and the proximity of gambling paradise Las Vegas. Benny aces his studies, being a mathematical genius, but the one who earns money from him at sports is bookie Troy, who however recruits him as subcontractor, making a few thousand for himself. The next year Benny starts for himself, with a few dozen student vassals, and makes a hundredfold. A friend's big brother, Chicago stock-broker Joe Jr., doesn't hold Benny to a $6,000 loss but plants the idea of cheating by playing the 'spread' trough an accomplice jock, notably NBA-class college basketball player Stevin 'Hedake' Smith. Local drug lord Big Red imposes himself as second investor, but Benny manages to keep that secret for Joe's 'family'. Alas Benny also makes a single female conquest, Carolina horse rancher's daughter Callie, whose moralistic nagging not to 'waste his talent' makes working job, studies ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated R for sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »
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Big Shot - Wie das Leben so spielt  »

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Michael Ritchie's final film. He wrote the story before his death in 2001 and the film was dedicated in memory of him. See more »

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During the basketball game, it is obvious that the "people" in the upper seats are clearly cardboard cutouts due to a lack of extras on the set. See more »

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References Scarface (1983) See more »

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Written by Steve Bauman (I) and Nick Nolan (II)
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Kudos!
18 December 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Big Shot..." is a little comedy with a big message which takes the audience on a fun ride with Krumholtz as a savvy college student who plays life fast and loose and gets caught up in making book on sporting events only to find the money comes easy but the problems come easier. In the end, the film turns serious as it deftly delivers a poignant message for all those who think there's a fast track to success in life. Though "Big Shot..." is no more than a little journeyman B-flick, it takes the high road without getting preachy and entertains without pandering to the audience making it a good example for all the Hollywood big shots who can't see past the easy money and the big bottom line. Kudos to the producers of this very big little movie with a positive message for all the wannabe big shots. (C+)

Note - I watched this flick back to back with Spielberg's huge "Minority Report". Pound for pound, this is the better of the two.


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