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Casino Jack (2010)

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A hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Schmidt
Bernie Sprague
Federal Agent Patterson
Tom DeLay
Yok Come Ho ...
Asian Factory Worker
Lobbyist #2
Kevin Ring
Grover Norquist
Ralph Reed
Chief Poncho


A hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder. Written by Anonymous

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Honor. Integrity. Principles. Everything is Negotiable.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some violence and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 January 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bagman  »


Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,528, 19 December 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,039,869, 3 April 2011
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Abramoff does impressions of Al Pacino including an altered version of the "You're out of order" scene from And Justice For All (1979). Kevin Spacey co-starred with Pacino in Glengary Glen Ross (1996) and Looking for Richard (1992). See more »


When Jack is shown teaching screen-writing to fellow inmates, he has written on the board the film title 'Papillion' rather than 'Papillon'. See more »


[first lines]
Jack Abramoff: You know, I do a shitload of reading and studying and praying, and I've come to a few conclusions I want to share. People look at politicians and celebrities on the TV and the newspapers, glossy magazines - what do they see? "I'm just like them." That's what they say. "I'm special. I'm different. I could be any one of them." Well guess what, you can't. You know why? Cause in reality, mediocrity is where most people live. Mediocrity is the elephant in the room. It's ubiquitous. ...
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Crazy Credits

Brief footage of the real Jack Abramoff's introduction speech of Tom DeLay is shown during the end credits. See more »


References ...and justice for all. (1979) See more »


Glad Bag
Written by Shawn Morrison / Adam Francis
Performed by Peep Sho
Courtesy of ReSet Entertainment Group Inc.
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Kevin Spacey delivers a superb performance!
11 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

Kevin Spacey is truly an actor to adore. The Two-Time Academy-Award Winner has proved his talent time and again. In 'Casino Jack', he gets even better and delivers a superb performance.

'Casino Jack' is based on Jack Abramoff. Abramoff, is one of the most notorious lobbyist's ever. 'Casino Jack', however focuses, on the time when Abramoff & his protégé went down hard...as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and a brutal murder.

Director George Hickenlooper does a good job, while Norman Snider's writing is flawed. The writing in the first hour is spot-on, but in the second hour, it falters. Even the culmination for that matter, doesn't leave the desired impact. Acting wise, as told, Spacey owns the film. He plays Abramoff superbly. He truly is an Icon! Barry Pepper is Excellent.

On the whole, 'Casino Jack' can be viewed once, for it's lead star's performance. Must for Spacey Fans!

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