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    Unique ID Code: 0000039145
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 1/9/2002 14:28
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    Too much is never enough
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 98 mins
    Retail Price: $24.98
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    Synopsis:
    Small-time hustler, Pendleton "Penny" Wise (Vince Vaughn - Made, The Cell, The Lost World: Jurassic Park), finds himself faced with an opportunity he can`t turn down when a seductive woman, Caitlin (Julia Ormond - Sabrina, Legends of the Fall), introduces him to legendary con artist Kelly Grant (3-Time Oscar® nominee Ed Harris). With the promise of fast cash and the possibility of a deeper relationship with Caitlin, Penny takes his chances as he matches wits against the "big boys." Featuring great performances by an all-star cast, this moody and suspenseful thriller about the scam of a lifetime will keep you guessing until the very end.

    Special Features:

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
    Standard 1.33:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    English

    Directed By:
    Gregory Mosher

    Written By:

    Starring:
    George Wendt
    Wallace Shawn
    Rory Cochrane
    Ed Harris
    Julia Ormond
    Christina Cabot
    Vince Vaughn

    Casting By:
    Suzanne Smith
    Billy Hopkins
    Mark Bennett
    Kerry Barden

    Soundtrack By:
    David Robbins

    Director of Photography:
    John A. Alonzo

    Editor:
    James Y. Kwei

    Costume Designer:
    Shay Cunliffe

    Production Designer:
    Richard Hoover

    Producer:
    Cary Woods
    William Wheeler
    Elliot Lewis Rosenblatt
    Gina Mingacci
    Jennifer Lane

    Distributor:
    New Line Productions

    Your Opinions and Comments

    5 / 10
    A boring and pointless movie that calls itself "a thriller", but is anything but a thriller.
    It tells the story of trying to sell a future to innocent people over the phone. WOW! Intriguing... .
    The video transfer is good. There are no compression signs and the picture is pretty sharp. The disk includes the widescreen version of the movie, along with the fullscreen version.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is a bit flat. There`s no usage of the surrounds, but since most of the movie is made of dialogs, it`s acceptable.
    The menus are animated yet silent.
    The disk offers no extras at all.
    Bottom line - a weak movie and an even weaker disk make this a "no thanks, I`ll look for something else" choice.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 2/9/2002 02:18