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Centers on four college friends who become small-time bookies, only to find their world spinning dangerously out of control when their greed attracts the attention of organized crime.

Director:

Mark Illsley

Writer:

Michael Bacall
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Stahl ... Toby
Johnny Galecki ... Jude
Lukas Haas ... Casey
Rachael Leigh Cook ... Hunter
David Proval ... Larry
John Diehl ... Vincent
Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Martinez
Zuri Williams Zuri Williams ... Duane
Dwight Armstrong ... Abraham
Steve Hudson ... Julius Garrett
Errol Trotman-Harewood ... Professor Felix
Catherine Britton Catherine Britton ... Tammy
Art Karounos Art Karounos ... Bouncer
Dominic Boeer Dominic Boeer ... Buzz Cut (as Dominic Böer)
Marco Stankovic Marco Stankovic ... Mark
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Centers on four college friends who become small-time bookies, only to find their world spinning dangerously out of control when their greed attracts the attention of organized crime.

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Risk is the biggest rush.


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Rated R for language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apostadores See more »

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Budget:

CAD 8,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Kelly: Had a busy night?
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Beautiful
Written by Steve Summers, Mike Summers, William Reilly, Tony Belocht and Ernest de Longoria
Performed by Sprung Monkey
Courtesy of Surfdog Records / Redline Entertainment, Inc. by arrangement with Positions Soundtrack Services
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4 May 2012 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

A trio of college students - business major Nick Stahl (as Toby Winter), addictive roommate Johnny Galecki (as Jude Petra) and computer geeky Lukas Haas (as Casey Young) - decide to become "Bookies" and make money taking bets on the ballgames they watch. They become very successful, then attract the criminal element. A few years ago, writer Michael Bacall might well have played the role characterized by Mr. Galecki, which may be why it had the most potential...

The likable leading role is given to Mr. Stahl, who gets to narrate and pursue cute Rachel Leigh Cook (as Hunter McGuire); an athletic babe, her soccer t-shirt reads, "I love kicking balls." Director Mark Illsley scores with a stylish chase combined with a frantic foosball game. His quarter toss and jump ball shots are neat, too. But, the movie's simply way too clean, which may explain a messy post-credits scene.

**** Bookies (1/20/03) Mark Illsley ~ Nick Stahl, Johnny Galecki, Rachel Leigh Cook, Lukas Haas


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