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Two for the Money (2005)

After suffering a career-ending knee 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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How much will you risk?

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

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7 October 2005 (USA)  »

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For the Money  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,703,240, 9 October 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$22,862,049, 13 November 2005
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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 Breakers, Houston Gamblers, among others can clearly be seen. The league existed from 1982-1987. See more »

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At the end of the movie Walter goes to tell Brandon they won both games and both bets while the rest of the staff finishes watching the game, how could he know they won both games if he wasn't there watching it? See more »

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Walter Abrams: [to two men eating in a fancy restaurant with Alexandria] Excuse me, I don't mean to interrupt or anything like that but I just got to know this I'm sitting over there with my friends, and you are drop dead gorgeous and we just want to know your dates look like they haven't missed a meal since Christ died, I mean seriously you guys are eating like you have a date with the electric chair
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It's Not Unusual
Written by Gordon Mills and Les Reed
Performed by Tom Jones
Courtesy of Seconds Out Productions
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A mediocre film, far from reality
21 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

This film is not as bad as many say, its a decent film about sports betting. I give the director credit for keeping it interesting as this film could have potentially been a bore. However there were some problems with the script, mainly the last act which was not logical. The acting and smart direction from Caruso save this project. Although it isn't a terribly convincing film, Pacinos performance allows is to not be a total disappointment. McConaughey was good as well, casted well in his role. Jeremy Piven was great in his supporting role, but Armand Assante was bad, boy does he not know how to perform lines and be convincing while doing it. Most of my problems with this film was Dan Gilroys screenplay which although at times smart, and entertaining, all in all not concise and consistent. 7/10


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