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Top of the World (1997)

In Las Vegas for a quicky divorce, a just-paroled ex-cop and his wife wander into the Top of the World Casino, run by the shady Charles Atlas. They win big, right as the casino is being ... See full summary »

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Sidney J. Furie

Writer:

Bart Madison
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Weller ... Ray Mercer
Dennis Hopper ... Charles Atlas
Tia Carrere ... Rebecca Mercer
David Alan Grier ... Detective Augustus
Joe Pantoliano ... Vince Castor
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Captain Hefter
Peter Coyote ... Doc 'The Butcher'
Julie McCullough ... Ginger
Martin Kove ... Carl
Kevin Bernhardt ... Dean
Eddie Mekka ... Joe Burns
Derek Anunciation Derek Anunciation ... Fredo
Dell Yount ... Mac
Alexander Mervin Alexander Mervin ... Benny
Michael DeLano ... Lieutenant De Rosa (as Michael Delano)
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Storyline

In Las Vegas for a quicky divorce, a just-paroled ex-cop and his wife wander into the Top of the World Casino, run by the shady Charles Atlas. They win big, right as the casino is being robbed. The police believe their big win was a staged diversion, and the two of them become suspects. Over the course of the evening and next morning, the two attempt to escape to surrounded casino, and to prove their innocence, as well as to save their marriage. Written by Jason A. Cormier <wildrose@mindspring.com>

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Taglines:

Life Is A Gamble... Let It Ride! See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1998 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

Cold Cash See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Millennium Films See more »
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Runtime:

| (cut) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The jackpot that Peter Weller wins in the Casino from the Big Jackpot is 450,000 dollars which is about a quarter of the money that Atlas played by Dennis Hopper and his crew led by Martin Kove are stealing from the Casino. See more »

Quotes

[In the casino near the slot machine]
Ginger: What are you starin' at?
Ray Mercer: Honey, where I'd just been you get a lot of trouble for staring. What's your name?
Ginger: Ginger.
Ray Mercer: Ginger, do me a favour, will you? I'm not allowed to gamble. So all you have to do is just walk up, put the two Twenties in the machine and pull that lever. Whatever we win we'll make fifty fifty. What do you say?
Ginger: Oh, no!
Ray Mercer: Come on. You're my lucky star!
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Connections

Edited into Today You Die (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

ON TOP OF THE WORLD
Words & Music by Robert O. Ragland, Marc Tanner, & Ron Aniello
Performed by Shane Minoa
Produced by Robert O. Ragland, Marc Tanner, Alan Oldfield & Marc Greene
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90s action at its best
24 October 2009 | by kenshiro666See all my reviews

Man how can people hate this movie? peter Weller is on fire with his one liners and there's more memorable characters than you can poke an Uzi at. Go and watch 10 of the newest action movies and you'll still come back to this like a cat to seafood.Look at the cast.PETER WELLER - the everyman action king , DENNIS HOPPER - the evil double crossin psychopath who sez man more times than Neil from the young ones , MARTIN KOVE - a hilarious crim who loves killing and might have a few skeletons in the closet , TIA CARRERE - the hot but useless action woman ,PETER COYOTE - who's character competes with Weller's for the most classic lines , and plenty more including a fat skinhead , ed lauter , JOE PANTOLIANO!!! and a useless SWAT guy that couldn't hit whoopi goldberg half a meter away.


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