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Ex-private dancer Beth aspires to be a Las Vegas cocktail waitress, when she falls in with Dink, a sports gambler. Sparks fly as she proves to be something of a gambling prodigy--much to the... See more »

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Beth
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Darren
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Customer
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Jerry
Earl Maddox ...
Manager
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Magic
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Darcy
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Holly
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Dink Heimowitz
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Frankie
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Scott (as Wayne Péré)
Adam Kozlowski ...
Rio Gambler 1
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Old Gambler
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Young Guy
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Rio Gambler 2
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Dave the Rave
John J. Mourain ...
Herbie Plane Crash (as John Mourain)
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Jackie
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Fat Guy (as Rene J.F. Piazza)
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Rosie
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Tulip
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Jeremy
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Cashier
Tracy Miller ...
Guy
Matthew Pebler ...
Angelo (as Matt Pebler)
Jerome Katz ...
Some Guy
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Dave Greenberg (as John Caroll Lynch)
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Receptionist
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Doctor
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Waitress
William Sabourin ...
ASAP Crew
Alexey Marti ...
ASAP Crew
Lázaro R. Gutiérrez ...
ASAP Crew
Dominique DuVernay ...
Curacao Hooker
Darcel White Moreno ...
Curacao Hooker
Deven May ...
Bah Bah
John Salvatore ...
Gids
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Marcia Greenberg
Yolanda Windsay ...
Singer
Robert Hoerner ...
Back Up Singer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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High Roller
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Restaurant Customer (uncredited)
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Bar Patron (uncredited)
Joseph Blackstone ...
Bar Guest (uncredited)
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Cocktail Waitress (uncredited)
Travis Carrillo ...
Sports Gambler (uncredited)
Nic Christie ...
Casino Patron (uncredited)
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Hair Stylist (uncredited)
Edward J. Clare ...
Gambler (uncredited)
Haylie Creppel ...
Marcia's Daughter (uncredited)
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Bar Patron (uncredited)
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New York Pedestrian (uncredited)
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Casino Patron - Pedestrian (uncredited)
Amanda Franchini ...
Sports Book Gambler (uncredited)
Emily D. Haley ...
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Gene Kevin Hames Jr. ...
Plainclothes Detective #1 (uncredited)
Karen Henning ...
Cocktail Waitress (uncredited)
Tenaj L. Jackson ...
Curacao Girl (uncredited)
Kristal Kincaid ...
Blonde at Bar (uncredited)
John C. Klein ...
Sushi Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)
Avon Maser ...
Motel Resident (uncredited)
Valentino Moralez ...
Sports Better (uncredited)
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House Guest (uncredited)
B.J. Parker ...
Casino Security Guard (uncredited)
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Sportsbook Gambler (uncredited)
Bob Pepper ...
Poker Player (uncredited)
Roy C. Peterson ...
Horse Player (uncredited)
Regina Prokop ...
Sportsbook Gambler (uncredited)
Johnny Santiago ...
Beachside Bar Patron (uncredited)
Mark Sawtelle ...
Sportsbook Gambler (uncredited)
Rocky Self ...
Thug (uncredited)
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Curacao Girl (uncredited)
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Gambler (uncredited)
Errol Suleyman ...
Bet Taker (uncredited)
Darren Sumner ...
Limo Driver (uncredited)
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Club Patron (uncredited)
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Caesar's Gambler (uncredited)
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Casino Girl (uncredited)
Glen Warner ...
Casino Gambler (uncredited)

Directed by

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Stephen Frears

Written by

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D.V. DeVincentis ... (screenplay)
 
Beth Raymer ... (memoir)

Produced by

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Brandt Andersen ... executive producer
Anthony Bregman ... producer
Michael Corso ... executive producer
D.V. DeVincentis ... producer
Randall Emmett ... producer
George Furla ... producer
Peter Gethers ... executive producer
James Gibb ... executive producer
Brandon Grimes ... executive producer
Anthony Gudas ... executive producer
Peter Hampden ... executive producer
Curtis Jackson ... executive producer
Richard Jackson ... executive producer
Vincent Maraval ... executive producer
Agnès Mentre ... executive producer
Alex G. Scott ... associate producer
James W. Skotchdopole ... executive producer
Paul Trijbits ... producer

Music by

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James Seymour Brett

Cinematography by

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Michael McDonough

Film Editing by

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Mick Audsley

Editorial Department

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Rob Ackerman ... technical assistance
Tim Arnold ... stock footage coordinator
Dan Bentham ... post producer: Lip Sync Post
Ritchie Ferguson ... technical assistance
Stuart Fyvie ... digital colourist
Matt Garner ... additional editor
Samantha Brockhausen Herrmann ... editorial intern
Scott Macbeth ... technical assistance
Mathieu Reid ... color timer
Pani Scott ... first assistant editor (as Pani Ahmadi-Moore)
Lucy Seaborne ... on-line editor
Diana Vasquez ... assistant colourist
Rick White ... head of vt
Michael Alexander Winter ... delivery coordinator (as Michael Winter)

Casting By

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Victoria Thomas

Production Design by

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Dan Davis

Art Direction by

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Erik Polczwartek

Set Decoration by

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Michelle Schluter-Ford

Costume Design by

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Christopher Peterson

Makeup Department

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Samantha M. Capps ... makeup artist
Hayley Farrington ... hair stylist
Adruitha Lee ... department head hair
Darryl Lucas ... key makeup artist
Sabine Roller ... key makeup artist: Las Vegas
Cindy J. Williams ... makeup department head

Production Management

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Charlotte Ashby ... production manager: additional photography
Jeanette Haley ... post-production supervisor
Len Murach ... unit production manager: New York
Haley Sweet ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jason Altieri ... second second assistant director
Scott Bowers ... second second assistant director: New York
David Fischer ... second assistant director: New York
Liam Lock ... third assistant director
Steve Lonano ... second assistant director
Jesse Nye ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Jill Alexander ... property master: New York
Jason Chaffin ... propmaker
Abariss Culjak ... assistant property master: New York
Isaac Gabaeff ... on-set dresser: New York unit
Stephanie Hilton ... art department pa (as Stephanie Heine)
Bradford Johnson ... set dresser
Ellen Lampl ... graphic designer
Jessica Lee ... art department coordinator
Stephen P. Noell ... assistant property master
John Profant ... construction coordinator: Las Vegas
Craig Serody ... set dresser
Chere Theriot ... set decoration buyer
Franz Wise ... assistant property master
Markus Wittman ... leadman
Brook Yeaton ... property master

Sound Department

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Richard Addis ... sound mix technician
Courtney Bishop ... adr recordist
Adam Blantz ... boom operator
Scott Brewster ... LAS ADR recordist
Juan Cisneros ... utility sound technician
Jennie Evans ... adr supervisor
Robert Farr ... re-recording mixer
Rob Hughes ... adr mixer
Robert Karlsson ... Dolby consultant
Brad Lokey ... second boom operator / sound utility
Christer Melén ... sound effects editor
Michael Miller ... adr mixer
Ulf Olausson ... foley artist
Johnathan Rush ... sound mix technician
Tom Ryan ... adr mixer
James Shannon ... dolby sound consultant
Dirk Stout ... second boom operator
Joakim Sundström ... supervising sound editor
Billy Theriot ... adr mixer
David Turner ... sound facility director
Mark Ulano ... production sound mixer
Justin Van Hout ... assistant adr recordist
Von Varga ... additional production sound mixer
Paulette Victor-Lifton ... foreign language adr supervisor

Special Effects by

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Donnie Dean ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Kenneth Armstrong ... graphic designer: Comen VFX
Luke Butler ... digital compositor
Naomi Butler ... digital compositor
Tim Carras ... consulting visual effects supervisor
James Clarke ... digital intermediate supervisor
Tom Collier ... digital compositor
Joshua D. Comen ... consulting visual effects producer
Brandon Criswell ... compositor: Comen VFX
Brian Cuartero ... compositor: Comen VFX
Stefan Drury ... head of visual effects
James Elster ... digital compositor
Sean Farrow ... visual effects supervisor
Scott Goulding ... online editor
Elysia Greening ... digital compositor
Sylvia Kim ... visual effects coordinator: Comen VFX
David Lloyd ... senior systems engineer
Philippe Ludivig ... digital compositor
Abigail McKenzie ... digital lab operator
Dylan Owen ... digital compositor (as Dylan Wyn Owen)
Jane Paton ... digital compositor
Antonio Rodríguez Díaz ... digital compositor
Katie Roehrick ... visual effects coordinator
Pani Scott ... vfx editor (as Pani Ahmadi-Moore)
Daniel Spain ... systems engineer
Lucy Tanner ... visual effects coordinator
Daniel Tomlinson ... senior DI operator
Elinor Villaflor ... accounting: Comen VFX
Thomas Waddington ... digital lab operator

Stunts

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Michael A. Rizza ... precision driver

Camera and Electrical Department

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Maxwell Beard ... grip
Tony Bendt ... dolly grip: "a" camera
Jarrid Clinkinbeard ... rigging gaffer
Roy Farthing III ... electrician
Christopher Fish Fischer ... rigging grip
Nicky Fuchs ... camera production assistant
Gonzalo Gonzalez ... best boy electric
Ryan Heide ... additional digital imaging technician
Charles 'Tom' Hinson ... key grip
John C. Hoffler Jr. ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Zachary Holmes ... video playback
Stan Hoyt ... grip / rigging grip
Michael D. Kennedy ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Hai Le ... camera production assistant
Frank Masi ... still photographer
John J. Moers ... documentary cameraman
Nick Nicolay ... dolly grip: "b" camera
Allen Parks ... gaffer
Matthew Pebler ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Alan Pierce ... camera operator: "b" camera / director of photography: second unit
Eric Pool ... rigging key
Craig Pressgrove ... "a" camera first assistant
Brian Quebedeaux ... grip
Lewis Rothenberg ... digital imaging technician
Declan Ryan ... lighting technician
Gary Sauer ... key grip: Vegas
Jay Sheveck ... libra technician
Mike Silverberg ... electrician
Sean Souza ... second assistant camera: "a" camera, New York
Michael Stumpf ... camera operator: "a" camera / steadicam operator
Joe Sökmen ... grip
Jamil Taylor ... grip
Reuben Wilder ... generator operator

Casting Department

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Vanessa Baker ... adr voice casting
Elizabeth Coulon ... casting director: louisiana
Ryan Glorioso ... casting director: Louisiana
Bonnie Grisan ... casting associate
Andrew Hadzopoulos ... casting assistant
Nicah Lowry Nossaman ... casting assistant
Wendy Talazac ... extras casting director

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Lauren Bott ... assistant costume designer (as Lauren Wade) / assistant costume designer
Donna Chance ... key set costumer
Josalene Ginn ... costumer
Vanessa Lacy ... costume assistant
Meagan McLaughlin ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Amy Murphy Anderson ... location assistant: las vegas (as Amy R. Murphy)
Will Bourne ... location assistant
J. Scott Brower ... key locations assistant
Andrew Cavaness ... location assistant
Eleri Coulten ... assistant location manager: reshoots
Blake M. Farmer ... location assistant
Marti Glaser ... location scout
Damon Michael Gordon ... location manager: New York Unit
Patricia Nelkin ... assistant location manager
Brandon Perry ... location assistant
M. Gerard Sellers ... location manager

Music Department

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John Barrett ... assistant score mixing engineer
Karen Elliott ... music supervisor
David William Hearn ... music arranger / musician: guitars
Adam Langston ... orchestrator
Tony Lewis ... composer: stock music / music editor
Jeremy Pleasant ... song producer
Graham Sutton ... music editor

Transportation Department

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Donald Burdett ... transportation captain
Robin Collura ... driver
Travis Hux ... driver / driver: cast
Danny Mortenson ... transportation coordinator
David G. Todd ... transportation
Steven Willhoite ... production van driver operator
Doug Wilson ... picture car coordinator
Vevi Wilson ... driver: cast
Daniel Woodcock ... driver

Other crew

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Joaquin Aragon ... production assistant
Gavin Atilano ... production secretary
Angad Aulakh ... production staff
Steve Berman ... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Samantha Bonilla ... travel coordinator
Kara Bowman ... set medic
Janice Brabaw ... payroll assistant
Robert C. Campion ... production accountant
Cecilia Carcamo ... stand-in
Grant Case ... stand-in: Joshua Jackson
Amy Chaffee ... dialect consultant
Bobbi Colorado ... head animal coordinator
Lauren Cozzens ... production secretary: New York
Joshua Davis ... assistant: Mr. Trijbits
Charly Destombes ... assistant press attaché
Lex Donovan ... production assistant
Stephen J. Eads ... associate
Jacqueline Eckhouse ... production legal
Kerry Fezza ... standin
Lily Virginia Filson ... stand-in: Laura Prepon
Leslie Garza ... script editor: spanish version
Lanette Fugit Hannah ... stand-in: Jo Newman (as Lanette Fugit)
Tamara Harel-Cohen ... assistant to mr. frears and mr. devincentis
Ryan Hart ... production assistant
Shelley Hatch ... key craft service
Kimberly Hayes ... production coordinator: Las Vegas unit
Heather Holton ... second assistant accountant
Nancy Honeycutt ... production coordinator
Ryan Robert Howard ... set production assistant: new york unit
Iran Kuykendall ... key set production assistant
Hai Le ... production assistant
Kathleen Lynch ... key craft service
Sean Lynn ... chef
Shane McGoey ... production assistant
Gina Meredith ... medic
Pat Mong ... production assistant (as Patrick Mong)
Richard Morrison ... titles designer
Brian Fountain Murray ... unit production assistant: New York
Ian D. Navran ... assistant production coordinator
Phillip Noorani ... assistant to producer
Kory O'Donnell ... production coordinator: New York
Maureen O'Reilly ... payroll accountant
Mary Anne Olinsky ... production assistant
Jay Osterman ... assistant to producer (as Jay William Osterman)
Kyle Otterstein ... office production assistant
Chris Perez ... production legal (as Christopher L. Perez)
James Andrew Quioan ... production assistant
Asha Radwan ... clearances assistant
Daniel Rbibo ... insurance services
Christine Craft Regusa ... stand-in for andrea frankle
Mike Reiersen ... set production assistant: New York
Scott Robinson ... studio executive
Chris Rogers ... stand-in: Bruce Willis
Melissa Rosal ... production assistant
Bobby Rose ... extra cast
Amy Sanderson ... script supervisor
Karen Segall ... production legal
Peter J. Silbermann ... unit publicist
Terrence Stone ... adr voice director
Brian Sturgulewski ... assistant: Mr. Vaughn
Timothy C. Sullivan ... executive in charge of development
Kimberly Toney ... accounting clerk
Sophie Vickers ... production executive
Dean Wares ... main title type designer
Ben Weintraub ... assistant: Mr. Bregman (as Benjamin Weintraub)
John T. Wilson Jr. ... photo double: Bruce Willis
Michele Wright ... first assistant accountant
Kenneth Yu ... office production assistant

Thanks

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Brahim Chioua ... special thanks
Alexandre Desplat ... special thanks
Justin Holecek ... in loving memory of
Nick Hornby ... special thanks
Amanda Posey ... special thanks
Laura Ziskin ... for

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Beth, who lap dances to make ends meet, leaves Florida for Las Vegas hoping to be a cocktail waitress. She meets two women who introduce her to Dink, a gambler with a system. He hires her - she's good with numbers - and she promptly falls for him, even though he's married to a woman who seems to do nothing but spend his money. Beth tries to entice Dink whose wife, Tulip, tells him to choose; he does and promptly goes on a losing streak. The repercussions of his choice play out with a heavy gambler who has a parole officer, a cheesy bookmaker in Curaçao, Beth's desire to keep a friend out of prison, and help from an unlikely source. Written by

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Taglines How far can a losing shot take you? See more »
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Also Known As
  • Lay the Favourite (United Kingdom)
  • Lady Vegas - Les Mémoires d'une joueuse (France)
  • Lady Vegas (France)
  • Lady Vegas (Germany)
  • Doble o nada (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 94 min
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Box Office

Budget $26,350,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $20,998, 09 Dec 2012

Did You Know?

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Trivia Justin Timberlake was considered for Rosie, but Vince Vaughn was cast. See more »
Goofs During the televised basketball game in the closing minutes of the film, the storyline is that the game is down to no time left on the clock, and the NJ player, Reedmore, has the chance to make 2 foul shots to beat LA. When the baseline camera focuses on the player's face, though, the time clock over the hoop at the other end of the court is visible, and the clock plainly reads 6:40 left in the game. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Lay the Favorite (2012). See more »
Soundtracks Unskinny Bop See more »
Quotes Customer: You should be scared. It's a healthy reaction to a big ass gun like that.
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