Killing of a Chinese Bookie
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.
- FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN Joe Dallesansro Udo Kier
- FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT (HITCHCOCK) Joel McCrea
- FREEDOM Jon Blake Candy Raymond
- GIG, THE Wayne Rogers Cleavon Little
- GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS Al Pacino Jack Lemmon
- HEARTLAND Rip Torn Conchata Ferrell
- HEAT Joe Dallesansro Sylvia Miles
- HEAVENLY PURSUITS Helen Mirren Tom Conti
- HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT Charles Boyer Jean Arthur
- HOOP DREAMS William Gates Arthur Agee