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Killing of a Chinese Bookie (Director's Cut), The

Killing of a Chinese Bookie (Director's Cut), The(1978)

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Cosmo Vitelli owns the Crazy Horse West, a strip joint in California. He's laconic, a Korean War vet, and a gambler. When we meet him, he's making his last payment on a gambling debt. Then, he promptly loses $23,000 playing poker at an illegal local casino. The guys he owes this time aren't so friendly, pressuring him for immediate payment. Then they suggest that he kill a Chinese bookie to wipe off the debt. Vitelli and the film move back and forth between the double-crossing, murderous insincerity of the gamblers and the friendships, sweetness, and even love among Vitelli, the dancers, a dancer's mother, and the club's singer, Mr. Sophistication.

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MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1978 Production Date: 
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Sound:  Production Co:  Todd-Ao .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Mk2 International .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment .....Domestic Video Distributor
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