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The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)

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Ben Gazzara Ben Gazzara
Cosmo Vittelli
Seymour Cassel Seymour Cassel
Mort Weil
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John Kullers John Kullers
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Azizi Johari Azizi Johari
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John Cassavetes engages with film noir in his own inimitable style with The Killing of a Chinese Bookie. Ben Gazzara brilliantly portrays a gentleman’s club owner, Cosmo Vitelli, desperately committed to maintaining a facade of suave gentility despite the seediness of his environment and his own unhealthy appetites. When he runs afoul of loan sharks, Cosmo must carry out a terrible crime or lose his way of life. Mesmerizing and idiosyncratic, the film is a provocative examination of masculine identity. The movie was originally released in 1976 at 135 minutes, but it was re-edited in 1978 to 109 minutes.
Release date: 8 October 1977
UPC: 013023017993
Tags: 1970s (8), Crime (6), Usa (5), Drama (5), 1976 (4), 70's (2), American New Wave (2), Neo-noir (2), Hollywood California (2), Topless Female Nudity (1), Killing (1), Neo Noir (1), Murder (1), Hitman (1), Female Frontal Nudity (1), Panties (1), 1970's (1), Hollywood Boulevard (1), 70s (1)
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