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Writers (WGA):
Michael Ritchie (story)
Jason Keller (teleplay)
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Release Date:
31 March 2002 (USA) See more »
Moyher's good boy Benny Silman from Brooklyn becomes an economics student at Arizona State University... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

David Krumholtz ... Benny Silman

Tory Kittles ... Stevin 'Hedake' Smith

Carmine Giovinazzo ... T-Bone

Jennifer Morrison ... Callie

Nicholas Turturro ... Joe Jr. (as Nick Turturro)

Frank John Hughes ... Brady

Zachary Levi ... Adam

James Le Gros ... Troy (as James LeGros)

Theo Rossi ... The Mook

deMann ... Larry

Alex Rocco ... Dominic

Keith Loneker ... Big Red

Jeremy Luke ... Nick (as Jeremy Luc)

Andy Buckley ... FBI Agent Simms

Colin Patrick Lynch ... Agent Vasquez
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Josh Braaten ... Billy

Kevin Brief ... Professor

Jorge Garcia ... Waiter

Joss Gomez ... Student
Jay Krymis ... Riviera valet
Meriah Nelson ... VIP Room Girl
Cray Thomas ... Student

Michael Tomlinson

Irina Voronina ... Dancer
Ryan Bosch ... Partygoer / Basketball Player (uncredited)
Andy Bray ... Student (uncredited)
Joseph Hickok ... Student (uncredited)
D'Angelo Jones ... Shooter (uncredited)

Directed by
Ernest R. Dickerson 
Writing credits
Michael Ritchie (story)

Jason Keller (teleplay)

Produced by
Michael Lindenbaum .... co-producer
Steven R. McGlothen .... producer
Kevin J. Messick .... executive producer
Original Music by
Reinhold Heil 
Johnny Klimek 
Cinematography by
Steven Bernstein 
Film Editing by
Stephen Lovejoy 
Casting by
Allison Jones 
Production Design by
Christiaan Wagener 
Set Decoration by
Hernan Camacho 
Costume Design by
Donna Berwick 
Makeup Department
Lauren Ernsdorf .... hair stylist
Sharon Simon .... promo makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Steven R. McGlothen .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeff Bilger .... second second assistant director
Rodney Allen Hooks .... first assistant director
Karen N. Horwitz .... second assistant director
Steven R. McGlothen .... second unit director
Art Department
Paul Breuninger .... property master
Tonya Brewer Hunt .... set dresser
Vincent Luizzi .... set dresser
Kevin Shanks .... on-set dresser
Larry J. White II .... lead man
Emily A. Wilson .... art department coordinator (as Emily Meyers)
Sound Department
David C. Eichhorn .... supervising sound editor
Kathryn Madsen .... adr supervisor
William Munroe .... second boom operator
Joshua E. Schneider .... sound re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Chris DeCristo .... visual effects supervisor
John van Barneveld .... main title animator
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark 'Boylee' Boyle .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Vidal Cohen .... key grip
Curtis Failor .... set lighting technician
Ted Hayash .... gaffer
D. Stevens .... still photographer
Paul Viau .... lighting technician/best boy
Casting Department
Rich King .... extras casting
Amanda D. Mahoney .... casting assistant
Jill L. Uyeda .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leslie Herman .... set costumer
Tashiba Jones-Wilson .... set costumer (as Tashiba Jones)
Editorial Department
Lynn Abroms .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Tommy Lockett .... music editor
Transportation Department
Glenn Midcap .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Michelle Brattson .... assistant production coordinator
Andy Bray .... stand-in
Robert Buchta .... set production assistant
Gregg Edler .... production coordinator
Karen Golden .... script supervisor
Marie Healy .... key assistant location manager
Jen Jones .... additional office production assistant
Wyking Jones .... basketball technical advisor
Jennifer K. Rosner .... executive assistant
Dan Tipton .... office production assistant
Tom Chung .... first assistant accountant (uncredited)

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Rated R for sexual content and drug use
Brazil:88 min

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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 »
Revealing mistakes: 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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Made for cable but doesn't know it, 19 November 2009
Author: Josh Brown from Tucson, Arizona

Yes, this film is made for cable and yes, they could have spent a little more on production. But the first time I saw it, I didn't know it was made for cable. I bought the DVD (had to order it because nobody carries it) and still find it pretty entertaining.

Benny Silman (played exceptionally well by David Krumoltz) takes up book making in college and gets more than he asked for. He ends up in a basketball points shaving scheme at Arizona State University that makes him rich. Yeah, the money is easy but greed soon turns the tables on Benny and his less than reputable business partners. The film has a good message, is relatively clean and has great script and actors. It does, however, leave you wanting a little more since it IS made for T.V. Still, I'm happy to own it and I watch it at the start of every college basketball season and maybe a couple of other times throughout the year.

I kind of hope they don't remake it as it would probably fall victim to overproduction, which seems to be the theme in Hollywood these days.

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