Even Money (I) (2006)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  19 November 2008 (Egypt)
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Gambling addiction bring the stories of three otherwise unconnected people together as it destroys each of their lives.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Eaves ...
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Coach Washington (as Charlie Robinson)
Writer in Coffee Shop (as James Marsh)
Suzanne Covington ...
Lady Winner


Gambling: Carolyn, a novelist, is losing her family's savings at the slots; she's befriended by a close-up magician who dreams of making it big. A murdered bookie has the cops focused on Victor, who fronts for the mysterious, never-seen Ivan. Augie and Murph, two other bookies ply their partnership, which is endangered by an offer from Victor to Augie and by Murph's girlfriend's rejection of his violent vocation. A mechanic, in debt to his bookies, asks his basketball-playing brother to shave some points. A paraplegic cop sees all. Will anyone reach their dream? The odds are against it. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The Fix. The Gamble. The Betrayal. The Threat. See more »


Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language, violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »





Release Date:

19 November 2008 (Egypt)  »

Also Known As:

Jump Shot  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$22,465 (USA) (18 May 2007)


$63,911 (USA) (8 June 2007)

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Nearly all the basketball scenes begin with a three or four note fanfare that seems intended to be jarring. These notes are actually the beginning of a fight song shared by both the University of California and UCLA. See more »


When Tom and Carolyn exit the Portfolio coffee shop during their argument it is raining lightly. However, their hair is immediately soaking wet as soon as they step outside. See more »


Detective Brunner: Like I said we're all chasin somethin. More money. More love. What we're really looking for is more life. But sometimes you go looking for more, and you wind up with less. It's a beautiful world. We ought to be satisfied. But the truth is... we all want more. Some take a chance for the rush of winning. Some for love. But you can't have your dream without laying something on the line. The key is not to risk what you can't afford to lose. You might think you're different. But someday... you're ...
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What are you willing to lay on the line?
5 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You can sit in a University and listen to dry lectures from Psychology profs, or you can watch a great movie like this and understand human nature and desire more than you ever imagined.

Yes, we all want more, but most are not willing to make the commitment necessary to get it, and some cannot live with the consequences of failure. Who was it that said, "If you put all you own on one roll of the dice, and lose, and start over, you will be a man." That's why so many people stay married when they shouldn't - they can't face starting over.

This film had more life lessons that you can imagine and some damn fine actors to teach and entertain us.

Kim Basinger was magnificent as a struggling writer who falls into a gambling addiction. She really gets pathetic as she falls deeper in debt. Danny DeVito was also great as someone who life passed by and was now picking up crumbs. When faced with total loss, he took the coward's way out. Forest Whitaker gave an excellent performance as someone living on his brother's (Nick Cannon) ability. Tim Roth as Victor, the criminal, was dead on. I also enjoyed Ray Liotta and Carla Gugino, and thought Carson Brown was amazing.

Funniest Line: "Teenagers...they are God's way of punishing us for having sex."

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