The Killing of a Chinese Bookie 1976 BFI 1080p Blu-ray AVC LPCM 1.0-HDBits
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
Director: John Cassavetes
Stars: Ben Gazzara, Timothy Carey, Seymour Cassel, Robert Phillips
Runtime: 135 minutes (taken from iMDB)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Rating: 7.5* (may differ)
Votes: 9182 (may differ)
Release Date: 1977-10-08 (taken from IMDb)
Viewer Rating (TV/MPAA): R (taken from IMDb)
Summary: Cosmo Vitelli owns the Crazy Horse West, a strip joint in California. He’s laconic, a Korean War vet, and a gambler. When we meet him, he’s making his last payment on a gambling debt. Then, he promptly loses $23,000 playing poker at an illegal local casino. The guys he owes this time aren’t so friendly, pressuring him for immediate payment. Then they suggest that he kill a Chinese bookie to wipe off the debt. Vitelli and the film move back and forth between the double-crossing, murderous insincerity of the gamblers and the friendships, sweetness, and even love among Vitelli, the dancers, a dancer’s mother, and the club’s singer, Mr. Sophistication.
This is BFI not CC.
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