A story about a man who can't seem to do anything but win at the tables in Vegas. This, of course, brings hustlers out of the woodwork intent on using him for financial gain. One of them is the man's brother who, incidentally, is trying to find who it was that killed their father, while still another is a woman who has schemes of her own. Couple all of this with drug kingpins and general thugs and you have a comedy with a fresh twist on surviving in Vegas.
BOB STEBBINS <email@example.com>
25 July 1997 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $4,293,
24 January 1999, Limited Release
Gross USA: $5,508, 24 January 1999
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Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Full Frame
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disowned the version of the film that was released as it had been re-edited without his consent. See more
The film, originally to be titled A Darker Purpose, was reedited by the producers while director Alex Cox was in Mexico working on another project. The film's original score by Pray For Rain and Zander Schloss, was also replaced. Cox disowned the finished product. In Japan, the distributors Cable Hogue and GAGA released a Director's Cut version which partially resembles the original cut and restores the Pray For Rain/Zander Schloss score. The original soundtrack for the Directors Cut is also available in Japan on Toho Music Co./Cyur Records. See more
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