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A young Sydney stockbroker risks it all to win a friendly bet about making money.

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Mark Lee

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Caroline Gerard
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Newton ... Will
Aden Young ... Angus
Sibylla Budd ... Tory
Tim Richards Tim Richards ... Benno
Roy Billing ... George
Rick Cosnett ... Mike Voss
Anthony Harkin Anthony Harkin ... Nick
Alyssa McClelland ... Trish
Peta Sergeant ... Lila
Paul Gleeson ... Steven O'Grady
Noel Hodda Noel Hodda ... Brian
Joshua Rosenthal ... Detective (as Josh Rosenthal)
Michael Beattie ... Detective
Birgit Wolf Birgit Wolf ... Attractive Woman at Polo (as Birgit Wolfe)
Anthony Gerard Anthony Gerard ... Tony Hamilton
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Young Sydney stockbroker, Will, makes a bet with his rich mate Angus - who can make the most money in three months with $50,000? Obsessed with winning, Will finds himself engaged in high stakes games and deception, bending all the rules, until he discovers that winning at all costs could mean losing more than he could ever imagine. Written by Caroline Gerard

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What would you risk?

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Australia

Release Date:

13 September 2007 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bet on Bet See more »

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Budget:

AUD 3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Had promise
21 March 2009 | by magwitchypooSee all my reviews

I agree with the "slickstu" comments - but had a few other problems: The actors in general did a great job, but the guy who played Will (brilliantly) and the guy who played his father (brilliantly) were really miscast. There's no way they could be genetically linked, their only connection is that they were both great actors. Also, the guy that Will had the bet with; I can't work out if he was supposed to be Australian with a bad American accent or an American with a bad Australian accent? And why not just go for an Aussie or an American, instead of trying to make one of them into another? There were a couple of other continuity problems - which are perfectly excusable for a first-time director, but this film could have been so much better if more attention had been paid to the basics (like not having a dark-haired, dark-eyed, shorter actor playing the father of a - well, let's just say a man that he could not genetically be related to). This film could have been so much better, with a little more attention to detail. Screwing up the basics can often be enough to suspend belief in the overall narrative.


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