The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

B
type
Movie
Genre
Mystery ,
Drama ,
Thriller
July 23, 1993 at 04:00 AM EDT

John Cassavetes made nervous, edgy movies, and his jittery, homemade style is perfectly suited to video. In The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, Gazzara plays a gambling addict and owner of an L.A. strip joint who agrees to kill a Chinese mobster to pay for a debt he racks up at the tables. Nobody captures the hopeless illusion of glamour in dark, dingy bars as effectively as Cassavetes, and this existential tale of male urban angst, with its wasteland of cars, bars, and blaring lights, is at times a brilliant downer. B

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

type
Movie
Genre
Mystery,
Drama,
Thriller
mpaa
R
runtime
135 minutes
Cast
Seymour Cassel,
Ben Gazzara
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The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

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