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The Odds (2011)

A murder mystery set in the world of illegal teenage gambling. A 17-year old must find his best friends' killer before the game is exposed.

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Simon Davidson

Writer:

Simon Davidson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyler Johnston ... Desson Orr
Julia Maxwell ... Colleen Calloway
Jaren Brandt Bartlett Jaren Brandt Bartlett ... Paul Morrow
Calum Worthy ... Barry Lipke
Robert Moloney ... Bruce Orr
Scott Patey ... Benson
Julian Domingues ... Sam Cartier
Tess Atkins ... Heather Lipke
Kim Kondrashoff ... Terry
Hrothgar Mathews ... Coach Fortier
Jillian Fargey ... Mrs. Gardeski
Samuel Patrick Chu ... Donk
Bernie Yao ... Sunny
Jenn Griffin ... Pamela Morrow
C. Douglas Quan C. Douglas Quan ... Waiter
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A murder mystery set in the world of illegal teenage gambling. A 17-year old must find his best friends' killer before the game is exposed.

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gambling | money | debt | pistol | handgun | See All (16) »

Genres:

Crime | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some violence, drug content and brief teen drinking
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 2011 (Canada) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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dark teen gambling movie
18 July 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Desson Orr (Tyler Johnston) and Barry Lipke (Calum Worthy) are gambling in school. Barry gets into a fight with Sam Cartier when the wrestler throws a match. Desson is moving out and his father is selling the house. He gets detention with Colleen Calloway (Julia Maxwell) and brings her to a gambling party hosted by Paul Morrow. Paul threatens Barry who owes him money. The next day, Desson finds Barry in an apparent suicide. Desson tries to find the truth of his death by questioning Benson.

This movie depends heavily on writer/director Simon Davidson. While the writing has some interesting darkness, the directions are unimaginative. This should be a movie of dark intensity but it meanders too much. I like the intentions of a dark gritty movie about teen gambling. It doesn't executes very well.


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