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The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

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Runtime:


135 Minutes

Overview:


John Cassavetes engages film noir in his own inimitable style with The Killing of a Chinese Bookie. Ben Gazzara brilliantly portrays gentlemen's club owner Cosmo Vitelli, a man dedicated to pretenses of composure and self-possession. When he runs afoul of a group of gangsters, Cosmo is forced to commit a horrible crime in a last-ditch effort to save his beloved club and his way of life. Suspenseful, mesmerizing, and idiosyncratic, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie is a thought-provoking examination of desperation and masculine identity.

Cast:

Al Ruban
Alice Friedland
Azizi Johari
Ben Gazzara
Derna Wylde
Donna Gordon
Haji
John Kullers
Meade Roberts
Morgan Woodward
Robert Phillips
Seymour Cassel
Timothy Carey
Virginia Carrington

Genres:

Crime
Drama

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