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Even Money (I) (2006)

 -  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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Clyde Snow
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Darius Jackson
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Godfrey Snow
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Coach Washington (as Charlie Robinson)
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Tom
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Nicole
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Murph
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Suzanne Covington ...
Lady Winner
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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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gambling | magician | debt | bookie | addiction | See more »

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

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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 »

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In the basketball game at the beginning of the movie, both teams are wearing dark 'away' uniforms. In reality one team would be considered the home team and be wearing white or light colored uniforms. See more »

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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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Land of a Thousand Dances
Written by Chris Kenner (ac Christopher Kenner)
Used by permission of EMI Longitude Music
© 1963 (Renewed) Fred Ahlert Music Corp. o/b/o Thursday Music Corp.
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A very good film
16 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow. I must disagree with the guy who hated the movie. Don't know what movie he was watching, but I was at the screening Sunday night and the film was well received and rightly so.

It's an intelligent, character driven movie. Great performances. They don't make many films like this anymore. I actually had issues with CRASH (the cartoonish depiction of race issues of LA, the coincidences). EVEN MONEY is a better film.

One issue: I had no idea in which city the movie took place.

Other than that, I highly recommend this film for those of you who miss the great character driven films of the 70's.


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