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Summary: Sydney (Hall) is a poker-faced professional gambler with a soft heart for a hard luck story. He plays guardian angel to unlucky John (Reilly) and a hooker, Clementine (Paltrow), whom he grows to love like family. When John's and Clementine's honeymoon night leads to a disastrous hostage situation, Sydney takes care of it, as usual. But when slick casino pro Jimmy (Jackson) threatens to reveal a secret from Sydney's past that could destroy his relationship with the newlyweds, Sydney decides to hedge his bets and not leave anything to chance. (Sony)
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Runtime: 101 min
Rating: Rated R for strong language, some violence and sexuality.
Production: Rysher Entertainment
Genres: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Aug 5, 2003
Director Credit
Paul Thomas Anderson Director
Writer Credit
Paul Thomas Anderson Writer
Principal Cast Credit
John C. Reilly John
Philip Baker Hall Sydney
Cast Credit
F. William Parker Hostage
Gwyneth Paltrow Clementine
Kathleen Campbell Keno Girl
Melora Walters Jimmy's Girl
Michael J. Rowe Pit Boss
Nathanael Cooper Restroom Attendant
Peter D'Allesandro Bartender
Philip Seymour Hoffman Young Craps Player
Robert Ridgely Keno Bar Manager
Samuel L. Jackson Jimmy
Steve Blane Stickman
Wynn White Waitress
Xaleese Cocktail Waitress
Producer Credit
Daniel Lupi Co-Producer
Fran├žois Duplat Executive Producer
Hans Brockmann Executive Producer
Helene Mulholland Associate Producer
John S. Lyons Producer
Keith Samples Executive Producer
Robert Jones Producer
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