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The Big Town (1987)

It is 1957. J.C. Cullen is a young man from a small town, with a talent for winning at craps, who leaves for the big city to work as a professional gambler. While there, he breaks the bank ... See full summary »

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Dorothy Cullen
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It is 1957. J.C. Cullen is a young man from a small town, with a talent for winning at craps, who leaves for the big city to work as a professional gambler. While there, he breaks the bank at a private craps game at the Gem Club, owned by George Cole, and falls in love with two women, one of them Cole's wife. Infuriated, Cole wagers everything on the craps table, including the Gem Club itself, and he and Cullen have it out. Written by Brian C. Madsen <bcmmovies@earthlink.net>

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Lady luck is always on his side. Tonight, she's on fire. See more »


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25 September 1987 (USA)  »

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The Arm  »

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$1,733,017
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Trivia

This would be Ben Bolt's only Hollywood feature. See more »

Goofs

Although set in 1957, when J.C. and Aggie get off the street car, there is an '80s model Cadillac in the street behind them, followed by another late-model car. See more »

Quotes

George Cole: Cullen, you're gonna pay for this!
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Tommy Lee Jones (1993) See more »

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MORITAT
Written by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht
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fantastic,atmospheric entertainment
10 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

What a surprisingly good movie this one turned out to be. This is the type of film that I've been looking for ages. Particularly important for me was the fantastic-looking Chicago, which I still keep thinking about. The back cover doesn't do this film justice, it's superb, and in my top-5 for sure.


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