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Bookies (2003)

 -  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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Hunter
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Tammy
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Buzz Cut (as Dominic Böer)
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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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Written by Toni Halliday and Dean Garcia
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Courtesy of Hip-O Records under license from Universal Special Markets
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Amateur Film-making! Muddied and Inaccurate Portrayal of Gambling!
12 November 2005 | by (Twin Cities, Minnesota) – See all my reviews

"Bookies" offers a glimpse into gambling that lacks basic insights into the fundamentals of sports betting and the psychology of gambling.

The story focuses on three college students who start a bookmaking business on campus, and they immediately attract a thriving and seemingly endless supply of customers. The film suggests that gambling is a novelty, ignoring the fact that anyone may go to the internet and place a bet on a sporting event.

The psychological mindset of the three students was another shortcoming of this film. We did not see addictive personalities or much of the pressures that should have been apparent on three students who were breaking the law in running their bookmaking operation. Instead, the only pressure came from a rival pair of mob-like bookies, not from the inept campus police.

There are two very fine independent films, "Stuey" and "Bought and Sold" that get to the heart of gambling as an addition. Those two films offer better acting, directing, and screen writing than the amateur style of the "Bookies." I wager 10-to-1 that this film will never make it over the 6.0 rating in the IMDb rankings!


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