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Casino Jack (2010)

Casino Jack

Overview


Genre

Thriller

Release Date

December 17, 2010 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

108 min.

Production Budget

$17 millions

Studio

ATO Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  2 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

George Hickenlooper

Producer

Gary Howsam, Bill Marks, George Zakk

Screenwriter

Norman Snider

Starring

Story


Two-time Academy Award Winner Kevin Spacey gives the performance of a lifetime in "Casino Jack", a riotous new film starring Spacey as a man hell bent on acquiring all that the good life has to offer. He plays in the same game as the highest of rollers and resorts to awe-inspiring levels of conning, scheming and fraudulent antics to get what he wants.

Inspired by true events that are too over-the-top for even the wildest imaginations to conjure, "Casino Jack" lays bare the wild excesses and escapades of Jack Abramoff. Aided by his business partner Michael Scanlon (Barry Pepper), Jack parlays his clout over some of the world's most powerful men with the goal of creating a personal empire of wealth and influence. When the two enlist a mob-connected buddy (Jon Lovitz) to help with one of their illegal schemes, they soon find themselves in over their heads, entrenched in a world of mafia assassins, murder and a scandal that spins so out of control that it makes worldwide headlines.

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Kevin Spacey stars as Jack Abramoff in ATO Pictures' Casino Jack (2010)
Jon Lovitz stars as Adam Kidan and Barry Pepper stars as Michael Scanlon in ATO Pictures' Casino Jack (2010)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a similarly slick and undeniably entertaining true-life D.C. crime story..”
by Michael Rechtshaffen [Hollywood Reporter]
“..more informative-and dramatically superior-documentary..”
by Andrew Schenker [Slant Magazine]
“..how false this fictionalized account feels..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [NY Daily News]