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Bet Your Life (2004)

A man [Sean] makes a bet in Las Vegas with some men who want to kill him. He bets he can stay alive for 24 hours, then comes to Cleveland to elude them.

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Sonny Briggs
Corinne Van Ryck de Groot ...
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Joseph
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Chuck
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Lars
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Jaques
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Hans (as Christopher James Quinn)
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Sasha
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Lacey
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George Drennen ...
Biker outside airport
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A man [Sean] makes a bet in Las Vegas with some men who want to kill him. He bets he can stay alive for 24 hours, then comes to Cleveland to elude them.

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Deep Attack  »

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This movie is the end result of a national search for America's next male and female action stars as part of NBC's Next Action Star (2004) reality TV show produced by Joel Silver. The two winners star opposite Billy Zane. See more »

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Sonny Briggs: [punches out Joseph] You know for someone who hunts people for a living... you're a terrible shot... take some shooting lessons at the firing range
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References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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Messy TV movie action is a visual mess
23 October 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

BET YOUR LIFE is a dreadfully over-the-top TV movie which once again re-treads the old 'hunting humans' plot line popular in everything from THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME to HARD TARGET. The main character is a gambler who bets that he can spend 24 hours eluding a megalomaniac gunning for him; the resulting film is a scriptless mess of unending action scenes, all of them cheesily staged and completely unbelievable.

Apparently this film was the end product of a reality TV programme called NEXT ACTION STAR, designed to pick two non-actors to appear in a Hollywood movie. That explains the poor quality acting of the leads. Elsewhere, poor old Billy Zane chews the scenery and hams it up all the while, often swapping to a stunt man for the action scenes. I love action, but this incessant stuff is really bad, with awful cinematography and a weirdly over-saturated colour palette adding to the fakeness. The truck chase is the only bit I mildly enjoyed; the rest is a mess.


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