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The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)

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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: 15 February 1976
UPC: 013023017993
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