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Posted by on Mar 2, 2021 in Blog, Movie Reviews | 1 comment

Best Gambling Movies #22 (29th Street)

 

 

My writing series, “Best Gambling Movies of All Time” continues with #22 — “29th Street,” described as a crossover between “Goodfellas” and “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Title and Year:  29th Street (1991)   

Director:  George Gallo 

Actors:  Anthony LaPaglia, Danny Aiello, Lainie Kazan, Robert Forster

Synopsis:  A stereotypical Italian-American family is turned upside down on the eve of the first-ever New York State Lottery drawing when the aloof son believes he holds the winning ticket.

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Posted by on Feb 27, 2021 in Blog, Movie Reviews | 4 comments

Worst Gambling Movies #23 (The Cooler)

 

 

My writing series, “Worst Gambling Movies of All Time” continues with #23 — “The Cooler.”

Title and Year:  The Cooler (2003)   

Director:  Wayne Kramer

Actors:  William H. Macy, Maria Bello, Alec Baldwin  

Synopsis:  A loser goes to work for a casino mobster and gets assigned to jinx the hot gamblers, but then he falls in love with a cocktail waitress and trouble ensues.   

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