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The Killing of a Chinese BookieJohn Cassavetes made nervous, edgy movies, and his jittery, homemade style is perfectly suited to video. In The Killing of a Chinese BookieThe Killing of a Chinese BookieMystery and Thriller, DramaPT135MRJohn Cassavetes made nervous, edgy movies, and his jittery, homemade style is perfectly suited to video. In The Killing of a Chinese Bookie1993-07-23
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The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Drama; Starring: Seymour Cassel, Ben Gazzara; Author: John Cassavetes; Runtime (in minutes): 135; MPAA Rating: R

John Cassavetes made nervous, edgy movies, and his jittery, homemade style is perfectly suited to video. In The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, Gazzara plays a gambling addict and owner of an L.A. strip joint who agrees to kill a Chinese mobster to pay for a debt he racks up at the tables. Nobody captures the hopeless illusion of glamour in dark, dingy bars as effectively as Cassavetes, and this existential tale of male urban angst, with its wasteland of cars, bars, and blaring lights, is at times a brilliant downer. B