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Two for the Money (2005)

 -  Drama | Sport | Thriller  -  7 October 2005 (USA)
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After suffering a career-ending injury, a former college football star aligns himself with one of the most renowned touts in the sports-gambling business.

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Brandon Lang loves football: an injury keeps him from the pros, but his quarterback's anticipation makes him a brilliant predictor of games' outcomes. Needing money, he leaves Vegas for Manhattan to work for Walter Abrams advising gamblers. Walter has a doting wife, a young daughter, and a thriving business, but he has problems: a bum heart, a belief he's a master manipulator, and addictions barely kept in check. He remakes Brandon, and a father-son relationship grows. Then, things go awry. Walter may be running a con. The odds against Brandon mount. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for pervasive language, a scene of sexuality and a violent act | See all certifications »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,183 (Chile) (16 June 2006)

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$12,183 (Chile) (16 June 2006)
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Much of the game footage shown during the trailer, and the ads for the DVD release of the film is real. They are clips from various USFL games. Several teams, The Tampa Bay Bandits, Boston/new Orleans/Portland Breraks, Houston Gamblers, among others can clearly be seen. The league existed from 1982-1987. See more »

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During the final big game before Brandon Lang leaves town, the score is shown as being 0 to 14. During a halftime announcement, a commentator calls the score as being 0 to 10. See more »

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Walter Abrams: This is dangerous territory we're getting into. You understand that. But I'm gonna bump you. Now talk to me about Monday night because everyone, and I mean everyone, is gonna double down after the hole you put 'em in.
Brandon Lang: Monday night's fine.
Walter Abrams: You bet your mother's house on it?
Brandon Lang: I don't bet, Walter.
Walter Abrams: If you did?
Brandon Lang: I like the pick, Walter.
Walter Abrams: On your mother's house or not?
Brandon Lang: With my mother in it.
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Itsy Bitsy Reggae Spider
Written and Arranged by Lionel Jean Baptiste
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Funny dialogue, had me laughing out loud
20 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I went into watching "Two For The Money" cold- had not read anything about. I enjoyed it! Pacino had some hilarious dialogue. I kept on laughing throughout the movie at his witticisms. I read some other postings, yes, Russo was towering over Pacino as his wife. I would take this that Pacino was secure in his life and could handle having a tall woman walk with him. We all know Russo was a fashion model in real life. Many short, powerful men want a woman like that. As to another posting, yes Matt M. was a light-weight, but boy did he give beefcake appeal! I liked his shirtless scenes. Who cares if the boy can act?? Then shock of shocks, one of my 70's favorite actors popped up- -Armand Assante! I was so happy to see him! I wish he had more screen time. Seeing three of the four actors/actresses as big names, I was happy overall with the movie. The running time flew by for me.


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