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Bookies (2003)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  20 January 2003 (USA)
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Centers on four college friends who become small-time bookies, only to find their world spinning dangerously out of control when their greed attracts the attention of organized crime.

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Toby
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Jude
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Casey
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Hunter
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Larry
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Vincent
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Martinez
Zuri Williams ...
Duane
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Abraham
Steve Hudson ...
Julius Garrett
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Professor Felix
Catherine Britton ...
Tammy
Art Karounos ...
Bouncer
Dominic Boeer ...
Buzz Cut (as Dominic Böer)
Marco Stankovic ...
Mark
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Centers on four college friends who become small-time bookies, only to find their world spinning dangerously out of control when their greed attracts the attention of organized crime.

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Risk is the biggest rush.


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Rated R for language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Toby: I wonder all the time, is there any significance to the people we meet in our lives? Does our life follow fate, or chance?
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Hell Above Water
Written by Toni Halliday and Dean Garcia
Performed by Curve
Courtesy of Hip-O Records under license from Universal Special Markets
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Good flick, Worth it for Galecki alone.
21 April 2005 | by (Hollywood) – See all my reviews

Johnny Galecki is great in Bookies. His performance is nothing less then stellar. I've seen him before in other things, but always dismissed him as character actor. He shines in Bookies. If this movie had a higher budget, his performance would have garnered him an award. Galecki plays Jude, which is the most developed character in the movie. Also the character I hated. That's probably why I noticed Galecki's excellent performance.

Rachel Lee Cook sadly has the weakest character. Her acting wasn't weak, her character was. Without giving anything away, there is a scene where Stahl tells her he has given up, then she lectures him that he should give up, I'm sorry, didn't he just say he did give up??

The plot gets weak toward the end. You'll need to lend some creative license, but not so much that it enters the "Oh Come ON!" stage.

Good movie, worth the rental, or even purchase it in the bargain bin.


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