• Publication date: August 26, 2009

Even Money

Carolyn throws her family’s savings on the slots and befriends a washed-up magician who promises to help. Clyde is in deep water with the bookies that he asks Godfrey, his younger college-basketball star brother, to shave points off games to square off his debt. Evil bookie Victor has small-timers Augie and Murph doing all the hard work as he enjoys the violent jobs, at the behest of a possibly-real criminal cat called Ivan…

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2006

Timing

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A film about gambling addictions; as novelist Carolyn (Kim Basinger) throws her family’s savings on the slots and lies to her husband Tom (Ray Liotta) as she convinces him that she sits at a coffee shop working on her new book. Carolyn befriends Walter a washed-up magician (Danny DeVito) who promises to help. Clyde (Forest Whitaker) is in deep water with the bookies that he asks Godfrey (Nick Cannon), his younger college-basketball star brother, to shave points off games to square off his debt. Evil bookie Victor (Tim Roth) has small-timers Augie (Jay Mohr) and Murph doing all the hard work as he enjoys the violent jobs, at the behest of a possibly-real criminal cat called Ivan. While following all of this and keeping a close eye is detective Brunner (Kelsey Grammer) who, though crippled, is trying to solve a case of murders that were ordered by the questionable Ivan…

Starring:

  • Kim Basinger
  • Ray Liotta
  • Danny DeVito
  • Forest Whitaker
  • Nick Cannon
  • Kelsey Grammer
  • Tim Roth
  • Jay Mohr
  • Carla Gugino
  • Charles Robinson

Directed by:  Mark Rydell

Rating:  R for language, violence and brief sexuality.