story 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.