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Killing of a Chinese Bookie [Widescreen]

Format: DVD     Release Date: 04/06/1999
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John Cassavetes takes a contemporary film noir turn (which he would return to in Gloria) after exploring domestic melodrama in A Woman Under the Influence with The Killing of a Chinese Bookie. Ben Gazzara plays Cosmo Vitelli, the owner of a sleazy Los Angeles strip joint, who loses 20,000 at a mob gambling club owned by a small time gangster (Seymour Cassel). Since Cosmo doesn't have the 20,000, he is forced to murder a Chinese bookie in order to clear his debt to the mob. What Cosmo doesn't know is he's part of a set-up. The bookie is actually a West Coast mob boss protected around the clock by bodyguards. The mobsters figure that Cosmo will be killed in an impossible hit and they can take over his nightclub. But Cosmo proves luckier than the mobsters think -- he manages to kill his target, and now the mobsters have to track down Cosmo and kill him. Initially, at 133 minutes, the movie was subsequently re-edited by Cassavetes to 109 minutes. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Side #1 --

0. Scene Selection
1. Strippers And Sharks [8:03]
2. Living Large [4:59]
3. The Worst Sin In The World [9:50]
4. Audition [7:35]
5. Paris [4:09]
6. Grimo Negotiations [7:35]
7. Chinatown [3:12]
8. Unfriendly Persuasion [5:49]
9. Breakdown [6:18]
10. The Killing Of A Ch9inese Bookie [2:20]
11. Escape [4:40]
12. Good News And Bad News [3:39]
13. Imagination [3:32]
14. Doublecross [4:48]
15. Parting Ways [10:04]
16. The Show Must Go On [6:35]
  • Format: DVD
  • Release Date: April 06, 1999
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Region: 1
  • Studio: Geneon
  • Length: 109 minutes
  • Sound: Stereo
  • Discs: 1
  • Language: English
  • UPC: 013023017993
  • Product ID: 1012169
  • Genre: Crime

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