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Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie (2002)

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Moyher's good boy Benny Silman from Brooklyn becomes an economics student at Arizona State University for the sun and sexy girls- and the proximity of gambling paradise Las Vegas. Benny ... See full summary »

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Michael Ritchie (story), Jason Keller (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Krumholtz ... Benny Silman
Tory Kittles ... Stevin 'Hedake' Smith
Carmine Giovinazzo ... T-Bone
Jennifer Morrison ... Callie
Nicholas Turturro ... Joe Jr. (as Nick Turturro)
Frank John Hughes ... Brady
Zachary Levi ... Adam
James Le Gros ... Troy (as James LeGros)
Theo Rossi ... The Mook
deMann deMann ... Larry
Alex Rocco ... Dominic
Keith Loneker Keith Loneker ... Big Red
Jeremy Luke ... Nick (as Jeremy Luc)
Andy Buckley ... FBI Agent Simms
Colin Patrick Lynch ... Agent Vasquez
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Moyher's good boy Benny Silman from Brooklyn becomes an economics student at Arizona State University for the sun and sexy girls- and the proximity of gambling paradise Las Vegas. Benny aces his studies, being a mathematical genius, but the one who earns money from him at sports is bookie Troy, who however recruits him as subcontractor, making a few thousand for himself. The next year Benny starts for himself, with a few dozen student vassals, and makes a hundredfold. A friend's big brother, Chicago stock-broker Joe Jr., doesn't hold Benny to a $6,000 loss but plants the idea of cheating by playing the 'spread' trough an accomplice jock, notably NBA-class college basketball player Stevin 'Hedake' Smith. Local drug lord Big Red imposes himself as second investor, but Benny manages to keep that secret for Joe's 'family'. Alas Benny also makes a single female conquest, Carolina horse rancher's daughter Callie, whose moralistic nagging not to 'waste his talent' makes working job, studies ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated R for sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Shot - Wie das Leben so spielt See more »

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Trivia

Michael Ritchie's final film. He wrote the story before his death in 2001 and the film was dedicated in memory of him. See more »

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During the basketball game, it is obvious that the "people" in the upper seats are clearly cardboard cutouts due to a lack of extras on the set. See more »

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References Scarface (1983) See more »

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Written by Steve Bauman (I) and Nick Nolan (II)
Performed by Stretch Nickel
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Fun romp of a movie
13 August 2002 | by dwyer209See all my reviews

I just watched the DVD of this movie and loved it. A doesn't-take-itself-to-seriously romp of a true story about basketball point shaving in the early 90's. Krumholtz is fantastic (as usual). Ernest Dickerson does a great job. And the script is sharp. Big props to FX these days for doing some colorful stuff. If your interested in seeing a made for cable movie that attempts, and often succeeds, at doing something special... check this one


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