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Going for Broke (2003)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  14 July 2003 (USA)
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A woman becomes a compulsive gambler and eventually loses everything.

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Laura Bancroft
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Matthew Harbour ...
Tommy Bancroft
Patricia Gage ...
Lois
Joyce Gordon ...
Bella
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Brad Bradford (as Francis-Xavier McCarthy)
Mary Donnelly-Haskell ...
Martine Miller
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Jim Bancroft
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Conner (as Spiro Maland)
Lisa Bronwyn Moore ...
Ms. Jenkins
Gillian Ferrabee ...
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Raymond Stone ...
Judge
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Mr. Dowling
Alan Fawcett ...
Davenport
Susan Almgren ...
Mrs. Meyers
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Hired as executive director of a children's charity based in Reno because of her fundraising ability and hard-driving nature, a mother of two finds relief from the stress of her job in Reno's casinos. After gambling away her savings and the loans she got from lying to her parents, she begins to embezzle the charity's funds. Based on a true story. Written by Morganalee

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Going for broke - Una vita in gioco  »

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This movie is based on a true incident, which resulted in all Nevada casinos being required by law to post the telephone number for GA (that is, Gamblers Anonymous), should any of their patrons need it. See more »

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Bella: [on gambling] There's two kinds of problems: the kind you run FROM, and the kind you run TO. Make sure you know which is which.
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ONE OF THE BEST TV FILMS EVER MADE POWERFUL AND UNFORGETTABLE!
12 August 2003 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Lifetime television certainly continues its noble profession of making top-knotch tv films with Going For Broke. Before I watched it, I thought that it was going to be a typical "disease of the week" tv film, but no! This is filmaking at its very best. Its powerful, chilling and unforgettable. Real-life husband and wife Gerald McRaney and Delta Burke have the same chemistry as Tracy and Hepburn I believe. I just could not believe how foolish Delta's character was as she became addicted to gambling and just threw EVERYTHING!! away. Her loving husband, her wonderful, caring kids and her entire life for gambling. How could one person be so foolish. Her mother confronts her at the end and says "You threw it all away! I thought I raised you better! I do not know weather to hug you or slap you!" Watching her character is like watching a car going towards a brick wall at 100mph! I know this may sound very strange, but the fact this film does not have a happy end where everyone hugs and kisses and poops their pants, makes it better, it makes it more real to life and hard hitting.


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