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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 ...
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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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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: There's only one sure way to double your money in Nevada: fold it in half, then put it back in your purse.
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A Must See For All
17 August 2003 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

Splendid acting by all of the characters. Outstanding illustration of the consequences of compulsive gambling. Gambling must be viewed as entertainment, not as a means to earn money and to "win back what you have lost." It is easy to see how you can get seduced into the artificial atmosphere of the casino, and even more so how you can lose track of time at the slot machines, therefore neglecting your obligations, like how Laura put her children's lives in danger several times. This movie serves as a warning to how anyone can wake up one morning and discover that everything is lost due to gambling addiction. If just one person's life is turned around as a result of this excellent movie, if just one person decides to receive help, it is worth it.


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