7.1/10
17,628
145 user 93 critic

Croupier (1998)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 28 July 2000 (USA)
An aspiring writer is hired as a croupier at a casino, where he realizes that his life as a croupier would make a great novel.

Director:

Mike Hodges

Writer:

Paul Mayersberg
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A former gangster reenters the criminal underworld after his brother suspiciously commits suicide.

Director: Mike Hodges
Stars: Clive Owen, Malcolm McDowell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Private investigator Nick Sharman accepts a case which at first seems intriguing, but ends up causing him bitter regret.

Director: Suri Krishnamma
Stars: Clive Owen, Bill Paterson, Rowena King
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A bank manager with: (a) a gambling problem and (b) access to a multimillion dollar account gets into a messy situation. Based on the story of the largest one-man bank fraud in Canadian history.

Director: Richard Kwietniowski
Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Minnie Driver, John Hurt
Chancer (1990–1991)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A business adviser uses all means necessary to help his friends out of financial ruins. However he has a moral code. Also, his unresolved family past won't leave him alone.

Stars: Clive Owen, Simon Shepherd, Susannah Harker
The Cooler (2003)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In an old school Las Vegas casino, its top gambling jinx breaks his curse when he falls in love, much to his boss' consternation.

Director: Wayne Kramer
Stars: William H. Macy, Maria Bello, Alec Baldwin
Black Rainbow (1989)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A young female medium on tour sees a hitman killing a whistleblower in her vision. The killer finds out about this and plans to kill her as well. The skeptical police, her manager father and a curious journalist try to protect her.

Director: Mike Hodges
Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Jason Robards, Tom Hulce
Vroom (1988)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A love story - a young man for an older woman and his best friend and his Chevrolet. Jake is a romantic with a vision. Ringe is his whiplash wild best mate. Their lives in a small northern ... See full summary »

Director: Beeban Kidron
Stars: Diana Quick, Clive Owen, David Thewlis
Get Carter (1971)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter travels to Newcastle to investigate.

Director: Mike Hodges
Stars: Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, Britt Ekland
The Magician (TV Movie 1993)
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Scotland Yard is confronted with increasing IRA terror and lots of counterfeit money.

Director: Terry Winsor
Stars: Jay Acovone, Clive Owen, Jeremy Kemp
Ticker (2002)
Short | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The Driver finds himself in a dangerous, yet highly political situation; this time being pursued by a helicopter gunship while carrying a passenger with a suitcase, the contents of which will decide the fate of a nation.

Director: Joe Carnahan
Stars: Clive Owen, Don Cheadle, F. Murray Abraham
Greenfingers (2000)
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A prison inmate with a green thumb goes on to compete in a national gardening competition. Based on a true story.

Director: Joel Hershman
Stars: Clive Owen, Helen Mirren, David Kelly
Shadow Dancer (2012)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Set in 1990s Belfast, an active member of the IRA becomes an informant for MI5 in order to protect her son's welfare.

Director: James Marsh
Stars: Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough, Gillian Anderson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clive Owen ... Jack Manfred
Nick Reding Nick Reding ... Giles Cremorne
Nicholas Ball ... Jack Snr.
Alexander Morton ... David Reynolds
Barnaby Kay ... Car Dealer
Gina McKee ... Marion Nell
John Radcliffe John Radcliffe ... Barber
Sheila Whitfield Sheila Whitfield ... Manicurist
David Hamilton David Hamilton ... Casino Supervisor
Carol Davis Carol Davis ... Table Supervisor
Eddie Osei Eddie Osei ... West Indian Punter
Doremy Vernon Doremy Vernon ... Woman I
Claudine Carter Claudine Carter ... Woman II
Ursula Alberts Ursula Alberts ... Madame Claude
Neville Phillips ... White Haired Man
Edit

Storyline

Jack Manfred is an aspiring writer going nowhere fast. To make ends meet, and against his better judgement, he takes a job as a croupier. He finds himself drawn into the casino world and the job gradually takes over his life; his relationship with girlfriend Marion begins to deteriorate. One gambler in particular catches his attention: Jani, whom he starts to see outside of working hours - a serious violation of casino rules. Jani is down on her luck; under pressure from her creditors she approaches Jack, asking him to be the inside man for a planned heist at the casino. Jack carefully considers the odds; it all looks so simple, but even a professional like Jack can't predict the cards he will be dealt. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Hang On Tightly... Let Go Lightly See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Ireland | UK | France | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Croupier See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$63,472, 23 April 2000

Gross USA:

$6,201,143

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,120,568
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Disqualified from the Academy Awards after being shown on Dutch television. See more »

Goofs

During the interview scene, the manager (Mr. Reynolds) at one point asks Jack for 1800 in 25s. He proceeds to incorrectly give him 68 chips, which at 25 value only amount to 1700. He should have actually given 72 chips. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jack: [self reflection] Now he had become the still center of that spinning wheel of misfortune. The world turned 'round him leaving him miraculously untouched. The croupier had reached his goal. He no longer heard the sound of the ball.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Orange Is the New Black: Low Self Esteem City (2014) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Owen delivers the goods in this nifty neo-noir flick
28 April 2004 | by george.schmidtSee all my reviews

CROUPIER (2000) *** Clive Owen, Gina McKee, Alex Kingston, Kate Hardie, Nicholas Ball. British director Mike Hodges returns with his trademark hands-on film noir twisting with Owen – part Connery/part Gibson – as a contemptuous struggling novelist who takes a job as a casino croupier with much disdain for its clientele and the razor's edge trundling of enjoying the afterhours lifestyle while struggling to maintain his identity from his story's semi-autobiographical character. Smartly written by Paul Mayersberg with its pulp fiction heart and soul on display works well until its unfortunately false ending. Owen gives a silky smooth enhancing performance of a man at odds with his life and makes it all look effortless.


23 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 145 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed