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The Killing of a Chinese Bookie



The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
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R,1hr 49min
Synopsis: John Cassavetes takes a contemporary film noir turn (which he would return to in Gloria) after exploring domestic melodrama in A Woman Under the Influence with The Killing of a Chinese Bookie. Ben Gazzara plays Cosmo Vitelli, the owner of a sleazy Los Angeles strip joint, who loses $20,000 at a mob gambling club owned by a small time gangster (Seymour Cassel). Since Cosmo doesn't have the $20,000, he is forced to murder a Chinese bookie in order to clear his debt to the mob. What Cosmo doesn't know ... Full Synopsis
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Cosmo Vitelli
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The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie [2 Discs] [Special Edition] [Criterion Collection]
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