Money Kings R CC

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The novel that millions of readers took to their hearts is a stirring film. Laconic drifter Will Parker (Christopher Reeve) is an ex-con trying to do right in rural Georgia, 1941.

Starring:
Peter Falk, Lauren Holly
Runtime:
1 hour 41 minutes

Money Kings

Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Graham Theakston
Starring Peter Falk, Lauren Holly
Supporting actors Timothy Hutton, Freddie Prinze Jr., Tyne Daly, Paul Lazar, Tony Sirico, Steve Sweeney, Roger Robinson, Frank Vincent, Colm Meaney, Tonya Tyann Tullis, Pamela Bel Anu, Billy Strong, Gene Ruffini, Oliver Graney, Suzanne Shepherd, Luke Graney, Edoardo Ballerini, Monica Trombetta
Studio Screen Media Ventu
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Diane on January 6, 2001
Format: DVD
This movie reminds me of tragedies like Hamlet where just about all the main characters die at the end. This movie was a very negative depiction of the illegal gambling/bookie world.
Peter Falk plays this aging bookie, Vinnie who is about to be replaced by this young jerk Tony, who is played by Freddie Prinze Jr. Lauren Holly (Marybeth) and Timothy Dutton (Frankie) are a young married couple with big problems because Frankie is an unemployed drunk with a tendency to make bets that lose him big money. Well, Frankie makes this huge bet that of course loses him like thousands of dollars. Tony contacts Marybeth who is already working like a dog trying to keep her family from bankruptcy and forces her to find a way to make payments on this huge debt and also forces her to have sex with him. I won't totally give away the end, but like I said just about everybody dies.
Freddie Prinze Jr. fans will be surprised to see their cute little good guy romantic comedy star playing a cocaine addict and all around jerk. Although, I thought he did all right pulling off that role.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Pork Chop on March 22, 2008
Format: DVD
Money Kings (1998) is a movie that has lost none of its relevance,
even 10 years after its completion. Although billed as a mob movie,
this picture is very realistic and natural about those who are
compelled to gamble, the loansharks who profit from the juice, the
bookies who reap big profits on the bets, and the police who get
fat from payoffs for looking the other way.

The entire activity seems symbiotic, and harmonious, until a
wildcard is thrown into the mix, in the form of the nephew of a
made man, controlling the territory in which the pub is located,
played by Freddie Prinze Jr., his uncle being Frank Vincent's
character, (who seems type cast in this type of role), played to
perfection.

Vincent's goal is to replace the bookie, played by Peter Falk, with
the nephew, and there is no end to the chaos brought about by the
25 year old novice, first trained as a collector of illegal debts,
and then as a partner to the bookie, to the point that a
PezzoNovante or Capo Regime (Tony Sirico), warns that he will clip
both Uncle and Nephew if their operations are not run
professionally, and free of public scandal.

Lauren Holly plays the golden hearted wife of a clueless bum,
played by Timothy Hutton, unfortunately, associated with this lowly
role, unlike Torrents of Spring, in which he played a rich man with
Nastassja Kinski in the 1980's.

A questionable aspect of this movie, is Falk, playing a charitable
bookie, who covers the debts of his players, and soft on collecting
from his clients, patient enough with their human failings to the
point of limiting or rejecting their bets when they're jobless or
going through tough times.
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It is great to see Freddie Prinz -- where has he been? Also, the Tyne Daley and Peter Falk together are just adorable...
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By Michael Doodakian on September 7, 2014
Format: DVD
I saw it long time ago....quote YOU Gamble YOU must pay the VIG....Great F. Movie....
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jean Wells on December 21, 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I bought this for someone else - I know nothing about the movie itself. The service in purchaseing the DVD was fine.
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