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The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - John Cassavetes


A small-time Los Angeles nightclub owner falls for a lavish invitation to gamble at a private club. After losing high stakes on extended credit, he is pressured by a gangster to eliminate his debt by killing a rival underworld power referred to only as "the Chinese bookie." Ben Gazzara is staggering in his performance as the proud Cosmo Vitelli, a man who stoops to murder to protect his one and only love: his club. Directed by maverick John Cassavetes, this is a gritty, unorthodox, and beautiful film.

Film Info

RUNTIME - 243 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 1976

LANGUAGE - English

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen, Full-Frame

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Features:

2-Disc Set

Keep Case

Full Frame - 1.33

Widescreen - 1.85

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Director

John Cassavetes

Screenwriter

John Cassavetes

Star(s)

Seymour Cassel

Star(s)

Ben Gazzara

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