6.1/10
616
8 user 2 critic

Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie (2002)

R | | Drama | TV Movie 31 March 2002
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 »

Writers:

(story), (teleplay)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A suddenly single guy invites what he thinks is a perfect couple to move into his apartment, only to discover they quickly insert themselves into all aspects of his life.

Director: Michael Samonek
Stars: Brandon Routh, Jesse Bradford, Ed Ackerman
Shades of Ray (2008)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Ray's half Pakistani and half white. When his parents' marriage dissolves, Ray's perspective of Ms. Right falls deeply into question.

Director: Jaffar Mahmood
Stars: Zachary Levi, Fran Kranz, Sarah Shahi
Flourish (2006)
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A young woman elaborately recounts an evening spent babysitting a 16 year old girl which resulted in the girl's disappearance.

Director: Kevin Palys
Stars: Jennifer Morrison, Jesse Spencer, Leighton Meester
The Zeros (2001)
Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A slightly futuristic dark comedy about a young man who finds out he is dying, and goes in search of his first love.

Director: John Ryman
Stars: Mackenzie Astin, John Ales, Rachel Wilson
Bringing Ashley Home (TV Movie 2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When her wild younger sister Ashley, who suffers from bipolar disorder and drug addiction, goes missing, Libba Phillips pours all her time and energy into finding Ashley and bringing her ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Copus
Stars: A.J. Cook, Jennifer Morrison, Patricia Richardson
Grind (2003)
Adventure | Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Four skaters follow their idol on his summer tour in an attempt to get noticed, get sponsored, and become stars themselves.

Director: Casey La Scala
Stars: Adam Brody, Joey Kern, Mike Vogel
See Jane Date (TV Movie 2003)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A single girl living in New York tries to impress her high school nemesis by inventing the perfect boyfriend as her date to an impending wedding, then embarks on a string of blind dates to fill the bill.

Director: Robert Berlinger
Stars: Charisma Carpenter, Holly Marie Combs, David Lipper
Girl Fever (2002)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Sam is having the worst day of his life when he gets thrown off his art course and dumped by his girlfriend in the same day, he then meets a girl called Hope who gives him back his smile. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Davis
Stars: Chad Donella, Jennifer Morrison, Erinn Bartlett
Nantucket (2002)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Glenn Klinker
Stars: Robert Berson, Jennifer Morrison, Tava Smiley
Ctrl Z (2007)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A broken computer keyboard gives the office loner a chance to undo his life's mistakes.

Director: Robert Kirbyson
Stars: Emy Coligado, Tony Hale, Zachary Levi
Mall Cop (2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

An indie comedy where a mall cop befriends her predecessor, who's back on the job after he failed to put the kibosh on a major burglary.

Director: David Greenspan
Stars: Derek Cecil, Kathleen Robertson, Nick Searcy
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A fictionalized account of the events leading up to the tragic car accident that claimed the lives of Princess Diana, her companion Dodi Fayed and their chauffeur in a Paris tunnel.

Director: John Strickland
Stars: Jennifer Morrison, Grégori Derangère, Kevin McNally
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Benny Silman
...
Stevin 'Hedake' Smith
...
T-Bone
...
...
Joe Jr. (as Nick Turturro)
...
Brady
...
Adam
...
Troy (as James LeGros)
...
The Mook
deMann ...
Larry
...
Dominic
Keith Loneker ...
Big Red
...
Nick (as Jeremy Luc)
...
FBI Agent Simms
...
Agent Vasquez
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 March 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Big Shot - Wie das Leben so spielt  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

References Scarface (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Being There
Written by Steve Bauman (I) and Ron Finn
Performed by Sharkfinn
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Fun romp of a movie
13 August 2002 | by (Los Angeles, CA.) – See all my reviews

I just watched the DVD of this movie and loved it. A doesn't-take-itself-to-seriously romp of a true story about basketball point shaving in the early 90's. Krumholtz is fantastic (as usual). Ernest Dickerson does a great job. And the script is sharp. Big props to FX these days for doing some colorful stuff. If your interested in seeing a made for cable movie that attempts, and often succeeds, at doing something special... check this one


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?