A struggling lawyer and volunteer wrestling coach's chicanery comes back to haunt him when the teenage grandson of the client he has double-crossed comes into his life.

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Tom McCarthy

Writers:

Tom McCarthy (screenplay), Tom McCarthy (story) | 1 more credit »
5 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Giamatti ... Mike Flaherty
Amy Ryan ... Jackie Flaherty
Bobby Cannavale ... Terry Delfino
Jeffrey Tambor ... Stephen Vigman
Burt Young ... Leo Poplar
Melanie Lynskey ... Cindy
Alex Shaffer ... Kyle
Margo Martindale ... Eleanor
David W. Thompson ... Stemler (as David Thompson)
Mike Diliello Mike Diliello ... Jimmy Reed
Nina Arianda ... Shelly
Marcia Haufrecht ... Gina Flaherty
Sharon Wilkins Sharon Wilkins ... Judge Lee
Clare Foley ... Abby
Penelope Kindred Penelope Kindred ... Stella
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Storyline

Disheartened attorney Mike Flaherty (Giamatti), who moonlights as a high school wrestling coach, stumbles across a star athlete through some questionable business dealings while trying to support his family. Just as it looks like he will get a double payday, the boy's mother shows up fresh from rehab and flat broke, threatening to derail everything. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

In the game of life, you can't lose 'em all.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Alex Shaffer was indeed the New Jersey state high school wrestling champion the year before the film was made. However, he had to quit the sport due to a back injury. See more »

Goofs

Mario's Pizzeria is a Long Island chain pizzeria and has no presence in New Jersey. See more »

Quotes

[Jackie locks Kyle in the basement]
Mike Flaherty: What're you doin'?
Jackie Flaherty: We have kids, Mike. I'm not taking any chances with Eminem down there.
Mike Flaherty: There's not even a bathroom down there, Jack.
[Jackie reluctantly unlocks the door]
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Connections

Features Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (2008) See more »

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Terrified
Written by Hubert Clifford
Courtesy of APM Music
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"Win Win" is a Winner!
17 April 2011 | by mandy-1See all my reviews

Like enduring friendships, "Win Win" grows and deepens as it unfolds. The characters become more dear, the laughs get louder and the plot thickens.

Writer, director Thomas McCarthy (who also wrote and directed one of my all time favorite movies, "The Station Agent") has created a group of characters as strange and wonderful as real people, but with better lines. Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan are perfect. New-comer Alex Shaffer as a troubled teen wrestler creates a whole new kind of cool. Bobby Cannavale (also from "The Station Agent) sparkles in every scene.

If you want to see writing, directing and acting at it's best go see "Win Win." You'll win too.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$150,362, 20 March 2011

Gross USA:

$10,179,275

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,789,613
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1.85 : 1
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