Casino Jack

Genre:  Comedy, Thriller
Running Time:  108 min.
Release Date: January 28, 2011 (limited)
DVD: April 26, 2011

Current rating: Rating: 3.61
based on 58 votes and 15 reviews
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Cast: Kevin Spacey, Rachelle Lefevre, Maury Chaykin, Kelly Preston, Christian Campbell, Yannick Bisson, Jon Lovitz, Barry Pepper, Graham Greene

Synopsis

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 (Kevin Spacey). 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.

  Canadian Connection: Partly filmed in Toronto, Hamilton and Welland, Ontario. Several cast members are Canadian.

Director: George Hickenlooper
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Gary Howsam, Bill Marks, George Zakk
Screenplay: Norman Snider
Official Site: www.casinojack-movie.com

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  • 4 stars "Very enjoyable movie about back-door american politics and the lobbyist machine. Spacey is in fine form, as is Barry Pepper. Very funnny at times."
  • 4 stars "Loved it!!"
  • 3 stars "Good movie,with an interesting look into the power of lobbyist in politics. Loved Barry Pepper in this one!!"