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Writer (WGA):
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  (in credits order)

Kim Basinger ... Carolyn

Kelsey Grammer ... Detective Brunner
Michael Eaves ... Announcer

Forest Whitaker ... Clyde Snow

Texas Battle ... Darius Jackson

Nick Cannon ... Godfrey Snow

Charles Robinson ... Coach Washington (as Charlie Robinson)

Ray Liotta ... Tom

Carson Brown ... Nicole

Jay Mohr ... Augie

Grant Sullivan ... Murph

Jamie Marsh ... Writer in Coffee Shop (as James Marsh)

Shanelle Workman ... Jill

Tim Roth ... Victor
Suzanne Covington ... Lady Winner

Danny DeVito ... Walter
Philip Perlman ... Retiree (as Phil Pearlman)
Adele Perlman ... Female Retiree

Carla Gugino ... Veronica

Cassandra Hepburn ... Claudia
Shaun T. Benjamin ... Fed 1 (as Shaunt Benjamin)
Jonathan T. Floyd ... Fed 2
Robert McEvilly ... Blackjack Dealer #1
Warren Durso ... Blackjack Player

Robb Skyler ... Blackjack Dealer #2
Christopher Rydell ... Fighter

Robert Peters ... Monte Player

Ryan Rich ... Monte Spectator #1

Rose Colasanti ... Monte Spectator #2
Gloria Green ... Slot Lady

Robert Miano ... Pit Boss
Gabriel Cannon ... Trainer
Larry Burnett ... Sportscaster

Parisa Fitz-Henley ... Caribbean Woman

Mark Rydell ... Ivan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erin Batsford
Rita Branch ... Sara jones

Felicia Burton ... Theresa
Nino Llanera ... Basketball fan

Oliver Morton ... Basketball Player

Roger Zamudio ... Octavio juarez
Chris Akers ... Teammate #2 (uncredited)
Steven E. Barnes ... Basketball Player (uncredited)

Amy Boatwright ... Card Dealer (uncredited)
Brianna Burton ... Basketball Fan (uncredited)

Victoria Chalaya ... Bookstore Employee (uncredited)
Kyle Clinton Cowan ... Basketball Fan (uncredited)

Rennie Cowan ... Basketball Fan (uncredited)
Cassandra Eastwold ... Sports Enthusiast (uncredited)
Sola Fasehun ... Scorekeeper (uncredited)

Lisa Gabriel ... Card Dealer (uncredited)

Michelle Greathouse ... Bookstore Employee (uncredited)

Derek James Gregory ... Basketball Player (uncredited)
Charlie Griffin ... Basketball Player (uncredited)
Laurianne Jameson ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Zachariah Jay ... Sportscaster (uncredited)
Geoff Keith ... Basketball Player (uncredited)

Laurie Lee ... Basketball Game Fan (uncredited)

Isaiah Mustafa ... Basketball Player (uncredited)
Kyra Oser ... Monte Player #3 (uncredited)

Nikita Ramsey ... Crazy Fan (uncredited)

Directed by
Mark Rydell 
Writing credits
Robert Tannen (written by)

Produced by
Thomas Becker .... executive producer
Henry Boger .... co-producer
Rita Branch .... co-producer
Sven Clement .... executive producer
Betsy Danbury .... co-producer
Danny DeVito .... producer
Marina Grasic .... executive producer
David S. Greathouse .... producer
Robert Katz .... co-producer
Jan Korbelin .... executive producer
Mark Rydell .... producer
Johnny Sanchez .... co-producer
Jörg Westerkamp .... executive producer
Bob Yari .... executive producer
Michael Zaltstein .... executive producer
Roger Zamudio .... co-producer
Original Music by
Dave Grusin 
Cinematography by
Robbie Greenberg 
Film Editing by
Hughes Winborne 
Casting by
Shari Rhodes 
Production Design by
Robert Pearson 
Set Decoration by
Leslie McCarthy-Frankenheimer  (as Leslie Frankenheimer)
Costume Design by
Wendy Chuck 
Makeup Department
Jamie Kelman .... makeup artist: Kelsey Grammer
Aaron Koons .... makeup effects lab technician
Pauletta O. Lewis .... key hair stylist
Matthew W. Mungle .... makeup designer: prosthetics, Kelsey Grammar
Ben Nye Jr. .... makeup department head
Stephen Robinette .... hair stylist
Marsha Shearrill .... key makeup artist
Ronnie Specter .... makeup artist: Kim Basinger
Mitchell Stone .... hair stylist: the cast
Production Management
Betsy Danbury .... unit production manager
Mads Hansen .... production supervisor
Robert Katz .... executive in charge of production
John Portnoy .... post-production executive
John Portnoy .... post-production supervisor
Louise Runge .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerry Grandey .... first assistant director
Peter Merwin .... second assistant director
Pamela Monroe .... second second assistant director
James Sbardellati .... first assistant director
Ken Twohy .... crowds assistant director
Art Department
Scott Ambrose .... property master
Anne Anderson .... buyer
Cliff Bernay .... leadman
Pasquale 'Pat' Buffolino .... swing boss (as Pasquale Buffolino)
Cary Conway .... paint supervisor
Eric Dennis .... assistant property master
Timmy Hills .... design assistant
Jay Jergensen .... construction coordinator
Bruce E. Kasson .... swing gang (as Bruce Kasson)
Tommy Lewis .... swing gang
Lanie Mimikakis .... assistant props
Miles S. Richman .... paint foreman
Aimee Rousey .... graphic designer
Ramsey Smith .... propmaker
Mara A. Spear .... on-set dresser (as Mara Spear)
Jack White .... food stylist
Sound Department
Tilo Alpermann .... sound re-recordist
Randy Babajtis .... sound effects editor
Jeremy Balko .... adr mixer
Jeremy Balko .... foley mixer
Matthew C. Beville .... adr mixer
Dhyana Carlton-Tims .... assistant dialogue editor
Jerry Gilbert .... sound re-recording mixer
Thomas Giordano .... production sound technician
Scott Hinkley .... post-production sound recordist
Cody King .... sound effects editor
Richard Kitting .... foley editor
Jonathan Miller .... sound designer
Jonathan Miller .... supervising sound editor
Andrew Morgado .... assistant sound editor
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Shelley Roden .... foley artist
David M. Ronne .... production sound mixer
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
Cary Weitz .... boom operator
Philip A. Schwartz .... utility sound dayplayer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Doyle Smiley .... special effects technician
Ron Trost .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Ben Campanaro .... title animation
Matt Griffith .... digital compositor: Mechnology Visual Effects
Michael Ray Clark .... stunt double
Kent W. Luttrell .... stunt double: Danny Devito
Jimmy N. Roberts .... stunt double: Tim Roth
Christopher J. Tuck .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Bobby Brown .... assistant camera: "b" camera
Scott Carden .... grip
Anthony Cobbs .... camera operator: "b" camera
Rick Colosimo .... rigging key grip
Gary Cyr .... grip
R. Michael De Chellis .... lighting best boy
Tulio Duenas .... film loader
Lisa Guerriero .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Chris Hayes .... camera operator: "a" camera
Keith Jordan .... Steadicam operator
Lonnie Leslie .... best boy grip
Jay Levy .... first assistant camera
Karl Linde .... assistant camera
Damon Marcellino .... set lighting technician
Jesse Olivares .... key video engineer
James Plannette .... gaffer
Chris Primero .... electrician
Eric Sagot .... lighting technician (as Eric Wolfson-Sagot)
Brett Santucci .... grip
Lorey Sebastian .... still photographer
Victor A. Shelehov .... dolly grip (as Victor Shelehov)
Sandy Williams .... key grip
Casting Department
Cash Oshman .... crowd casting
Tammy L. Smith .... extras casting (as Tammy Smith)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Monica Haynes .... set costumer
Susan Lichtman .... set costumer
Patty Malkin .... costume supervisor
Nava R. Sadan .... costume supervisor
Tara Shackelford-Lawton .... costume production assistant (as Tara Shackelford)
Linda Thayer .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Anthony Bozanich .... assistant editor
John Breinholt .... assistant editor
Dave Lee .... colorist: dailies (as David Lee)
Gregg London .... assistant editor
Charlie Wiel .... post-production coordinator
Jim Passon .... color timer (uncredited)
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
George Doering .... musician
Richard Glasser .... music supervisor
Scott Hosfeld .... musician
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Michael T. Ryan .... supervising music editor
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Transportation Department
Morris Aroesti .... driver
Lance Cherniet .... driver
Ernesto A. Luna .... driver
Eric Moon .... transportation co-captain
Sean J. Moore .... transportation
Michael Perrotti .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Sofia Balme .... assistant to the director
Robert Baxt .... technical director: magic trick
Thomas Becker .... head of legal affairs
Mark Behar .... personal security/bodyguard to: all lead cast members
Jackie Bissley .... unit publicist
Tony Black .... assistant: Mrs. Basinger and Mr. Whitaker
Andrew Blau .... production office coordinator
Josef Brandmaier .... bank services
Dianne Cherrez .... production intern
Tora Chung .... assistant production office coordinator
Tora Chung .... production secretary
Thomas Danbury .... production assistant intern
Dante .... warm-up comic
Nadine Deckensattl .... assistant business affairs
Jennifer Dunne .... location manager
Thorsten Felscher .... senior vice president of financial affairs
Thomas Fischer .... director of legal affairs
Michael J. Fisher .... basketball coordinator
Jim FitzGerald .... technical advisor
Joshua Friedman .... assistant: Mr. Grammer and Mr. Liotta
Joshua Friedman .... office production assistant
Kelli Gillam .... post-production accountant
Jim Jaffe .... product placement
Ket Lamb .... stand-in: Gloria Greene
Michael J. Linowes .... legal counsel
John R. McCormick .... animal trainer (as John McCormick)
Maureen McEvoy .... set production assistant
Leslie A. Morrow .... key assistant location manager
Scott Mosher .... assistant location manager
Michael Percival .... assistant location manager
Lorraine Putnam .... animal handler
Edgar Sandoval .... production insurance
Tristan Schon .... assistant: Mr. Greathouse
Kai Schürmann .... production supervisor: ApolloProScreen
Nasrollah Sekandari .... production assistant: day player
Brad Shoemaker .... general foreman
Bernd Stephan .... controller: yari film group
Shelly Strong .... production executive
Daniel Stutz .... business and legal affairs executive
Inna Swann .... stand-in: Ms. Kim Basinger
Sean Kevin Sweeney .... production assistant
Peter F. Tegan .... stand-in: Ray Liotta
Marion Tumen .... script supervisor
Ian Watermeier .... staff coordinator
David Paul Wichert .... assistant location manager
Dana Wilkey .... product placement
Todd Williams .... production executive
Robert Grigsby Wilson .... production assistant intern
Charlotte Young .... assistant legal affairs

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Rated R for language, violence and brief sexuality
113 min
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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 »
Factual errors: When Walter is throwing cards in Three Card Monte, he has three cards from a blue deck of Bicycle cards. However, the queen of hearts he shows the spectators does not have the same face or design one would find in a Bicycle deck.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...See more »
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25 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
"Even Money" busts out, 20 May 2007
Author: Jason Bailey from United States

"Even Money" is an ensemble drama that aims to be the Traffic or Syriana of gambling, but comes off closer to Crash—a trite amalgam of scenes we've seen many, many times before. The fact that you've heard so little about a film with such an impressive cast (Kim Basinger, Ray Liotta, Danny DeVito, Tim Roth, Kelsey Grammar, Nick Cannon, Jay Mohr, Carla Gugino, Forest Whitaker) should tell you something; indeed, the scuttlebutt on the ol' World Wide Internets is that the film was headed straight to DVD until Whitaker picked up the Oscar.

The cast is mostly good, but there's only so much that they can do with this material. Basinger and Liotta are especially hard up, stranded in a story thread that is older than the hills; poor Carla Gugino is stuck playing the same scene (by my count) three times straight, which is a criminal misuse of an actress as intelligent and sexy as she. Tim Roth has some nice moments as an especially snarky bad guy, though this viewer wondered if he would really show up at the college basketball game that provides the film's climax (with a resolution that can be clearly seen the moment the story turn is introduced). Kelsey Grammar (nearly unrecognizable) appears, at the film's beginning, to be doing an interesting piece of character acting as a cop, but he then disappears for over an hour, which makes his character's big final scene somewhat less than compelling.

"Even Money" is a mess, an attempt to manufacture a prestige picture by throwing many talented actors at a script whose most complex insight appears to be "gambling is bad". We should expect as much from producer Bob Yari, who gave us the aforementioned "Crash" ("racism is bad"). Director Mark Rydell has helmed a couple of successful films ("On Golden Pond", "The Cowboys") and some interesting failures ("Intersection", "The Rose"), but when he pops up briefly as a powerful figure at the end of "Even Money", all I could think of was his similar acting role in Altman's "The Long Goodbye", and how much I'd rather be watching that movie than this one.

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