Croupier Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for Croupier the Movie

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Director Hodges scored a hit with the 1971 British crime thriller "Get Carter." And after some rocky followups, he scores another with this cool casino neo-noir. A cynical South African, now living in London, Jack Manfred (Owen) is trying to escape the reach of his con man dad. The would-be writer (his detective character Jake does the film's narrative) takes a job as a casino dealer where he can observe life at his preferred distance--that is until a fellow South African, sulty gambling beauty Jani (Kingston), talks him into a shady scheme that provides fodder for Jack's writing. Owen is especially watchable in the title role.

Distribution

The Shooting Gallery, 609 Greenwich St., 7th Fl., New York, NY 10014, Phone: (212)905-2000, Fax: (212)905-2221, URL: http://www.shootinggallery.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 91 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Genres
London, Gambling, Heists, Writers, Scams, Stings & Cons, Contemporary Noir, Bad Dads
Screenplay
Paul Mayersberg
Cast
Clive Owen, Alex Kingston, Kate Hardie, Gina McKee, Nicholas Ball, Nick Reding
Cinematography
Mike Garfath
Director
Mike Hodges
Music
Simon Fisher Turner
Other
Les Healey
Producer
England Channel 4 London

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