of a loser addicted to gambling who is hired as a runner by a sadistic man well
aware that his new hire will never be able to follow a single rule: no
Ron Eldard does a patchy
job as Edward Carrington, making his character believable when the gambling
fever takes over but not as a living human. The problem with this film is
casting, acting and directing.John
Goodman is good but no one is playing against him and his character descends
into a thug from earlier being a fast witted Sports bet arbitrager. Courtney
Cox looks good but has nothing to do except have a baby. Joe Montagna (Homicide
& House Of Games) was what made me think this film would be good. He dies
an early locked in car, dog bites him to death. As you do!?
There was a chance for so
much more in this film. Some will like the shear 'money is all'
Vegas and gambling have
never looked less glamorous.