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.
- SUNDOWN Gene Tierney George Sanders
- SWAN'S CROSSING Sarah Michelle Gellar Shane McDermott
- TELLING LIES IN AMERICA Kevin Bacon Calista Flockheart
- TO BE OR NOT TO BE Jack Benny Carole Lombard
- TRADE WINDS Frederic March Joan Bennett
- TRASH Joe Dallesansro Holly Woodlawn
- TRAVELLER Mark Wahlberg Julianna Margulies
- VOGUES OF 1938 Joan Bennett Warner Baxter
- VOYAGER Sam Shepard Julie Delpy
- WARLOCK MOON Laurie Walters Joe Spano