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Bookies (2003)

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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Larry
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Vincent
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Martinez
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Duane
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Abraham
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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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20 January 2003 (USA)  »

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Apostadores  »

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CAD 8,500,000 (estimated)
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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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Gonna Make You Love Me
Written and Performed by Ryan Adams
Courtesy of Lost Highway Records
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Wanna Bet?
4 May 2012 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

A trio of college students - business major Nick Stahl (as Toby Winter), addictive roommate Johnny Galecki (as Jude Petra) and computer geeky Lukas Haas (as Casey Young) - decide to become "Bookies" and make money taking bets on the ballgames they watch. They become very successful, then attract the criminal element. A few years ago, writer Michael Bacall might well have played the role characterized by Mr. Galecki, which may be why it had the most potential...

The likable leading role is given to Mr. Stahl, who gets to narrate and pursue cute Rachel Leigh Cook (as Hunter McGuire); an athletic babe, her soccer t-shirt reads, "I love kicking balls." Director Mark Illsley scores with a stylish chase combined with a frantic foosball game. His quarter toss and jump ball shots are neat, too. But, the movie's simply way too clean, which may explain a messy post-credits scene.

**** Bookies (1/20/03) Mark Illsley ~ Nick Stahl, Johnny Galecki, Rachel Leigh Cook, Lukas Haas


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