Bookies
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The sophomore outing for Mark Illsley, the writer and director of 1999's Happy Texas, Bookies is a return to the crime comedy genre of the filmmaker's first project. Starring Nick Stahl, Lukas Haas, and Johnny Galecki as college buddies Toby, Casey, and Jude, the film begins with the trio upset over a substantial gambling loss. After paying up, they decide that they are on the wrong side of the transaction and concoct a plan to become bookies themselves. Working in the shadows so as not to let on that they are anything but professionals, the young entrepreneurs devise a system that… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

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"Both a satiric and level-headed slant on collegiate life and big-time sports, Bookies is an eye-opening amusement."
‑ Duane Byrge, Hollywood Reporter
"Noisy, grating and morally dubious."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"One of those undemanding pieces of entertainment that somehow creep up on you and force you to like them. This one's doubly recommended to those familiar with the joys and sorrows affiliated with sports betting."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
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