Playing to Win: A Moment of Truth Movie


2h 1998

Brief Synopsis

Teenager Dana Erickson lives with her single mother, Nancy, who is struggling to keep her small business afloat. When Dana, who works at a fast-food restaurant to save money for college, starts dating Marshall, he introduces her to a world of gambling, which sends her life spiraling out of control.

Film Details

Also Known As
Moment of Truth Movie: Playing to Win, A
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Fotokem Film & Video; Modern VideoFilm; NBC Entertainment; Panavision, Ltd.

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Teenager Dana Erickson lives with her single mother, Nancy, who is struggling to keep her small business afloat. When Dana, who works at a fast-food restaurant to save money for college, starts dating Marshall, he introduces her to a world of gambling, which sends her life spiraling out of control. After Dana experiences the high of winning, she is hooked into trying to recapture the euphoria. As a result, her gambling compulsion leads her to steal from her employer and even her hard-working mother. When Dana is threatened as a result of her gambling, she decides to seek help for her addiction. Based on actual events.

Crew

Harry Andronis

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Julie Ashton-barson

Casting (Los Angeles)

Kristine Bamattre

Associate Producer

Morgan Beggs

Assistant Director

Peter Benison

Director Of Photography

Tracey Boulton

Costume Designer

Victor Manuel Bretado

Post-Production Assistant

Hope Canton

Set Decorator

Barry Cherin

Publicity

Barbara Chisholm

Assistant Director

Dara Collins

Development Coordinator

James A Contner

Co-Executive Producer

Sondra Farrell

Co-Producer

Sidney Feinberg

Legal Counsel

James M Fitzgerald

Other

Martin Fossum

Sound Mixer

Sibyl Gardner

Screenwriter

David Halifax

Location Manager

Lawrence Horowitz

Executive Producer

Tracey Jeffrey

Producer

Deni King

Sound Supervisor

Michael Kohne

Key Grip

Sid Kozak

Casting (Vancouver)

Charles Lyall

Production Manager

Janice Macisaak

Assistant Costume Designer

Jill Maclauchlan

Assistant Camera Operator

Annette Mccaffrey

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Shauna Bryan Mcleod

Assistant

Gord Mcmillan

Transportation Coordinator

Shawnee Saas Meeks

Assistant

Kelly Moon

Script Supervisor

Michael O'hara

Executive Producer

Moira Perlmutter

Assistant Production Coordinator

Andy Polos

Property Master

Tony Poulsen

Boom Operator

Holly Redford

Production Coordinator

Barbara Richardsen

Production Accountant

Michael Ritter

Production Designer

Sherry Ross

Hair Stylist

Nancy Severinsen

Music Editor

Alyson Silverberg

Casting Assistant (Los Angeles)

Cindy Smith

Assistant Director

Ron Spang

Editor

Romy Stutman

Casting Assistant (Los Angeles)

Robert M Thirlwell

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Kerry Michael Tym

Assistant Editor

A J Unger

Casting Associate (Vancouver)

Jim Van Dijk

Camera Operator

Gordon Verheul

Gaffer

David John West

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Stacy Widelitz

Music

Jacky Wilkinson

Makeup Artist

Todd Williams

Assistant Camera Operator

Film Details

Also Known As
Moment of Truth Movie: Playing to Win, A
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Fotokem Film & Video; Modern VideoFilm; NBC Entertainment; Panavision, Ltd.

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States February 11, 1998