Cover image for Croupier
Title:
Croupier
Author:
Mayersberg, Paul, screenwriter.
Publication Information:
Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, [2004]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
London's gambling world is the setting where aspiring writer Jack Manfred, suffering from writer's block, takes a job as a croupier to support his art. Knowing the dangers of the cards, Jack is adamant about remaining a professional outsider, but the temptations of the game inevitably swallow him deeper than he could have ever anticipated.
General Note:
Produced in association with La Sept Cinéma, Arte, and Westdeutscher Rundfunk and Canal + ; supported by Filmstiftung NRW. Distributed in the United States by Shooting Gallery.

Videodisc release of the 1997 motion picture.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
UPC:
014381059625

759731415729
Format :
DVD

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A man finds his personal and professional loyalties divides by his new career at a casino in this crime drama. Jack Manfred (Clive Owen) is a cocky, supremely confident man who wants to be a writer. Jack's long struggle to finish his first novel has landed him deep in debt, and his father (Nicholas Ball) volunteers to get him a job in a casino in London. While Jack doesn't gamble himself, he has the dexterity (and enough contempt for the game) to be a good dealer. He's soon making a tidy living as a dealer, despite the objections of his girlfriend, Marion (Gina McKee), who thinks his job is taking him away from his true calling as a writer. Against the orders of his boss, Jack has a fling with Bella (Kate Hardie), another dealer at the casino, and allows himself to be seduced by one of his customers, Jani (Alex Kingston). However, it turns out Jani wants more than sex from Jack; she and her compatriots have a plan to rob the casino and they want Jack to be their man on the inside. Croupier was directed by Mike Hodges, whose first film was the classic British thriller Get Carter. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi