Just the Ticket

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Just the Ticket ★★ The Scalper 1998 (R)

Romantic comedy set in the seedy world of ticket scalpers should have skipped the trite love story and centered on the ducat slingers. Gary (Garcia) is a fast talking huckster trying to win back ex-girlfriend Linda (MacDowell). He's also hoping for the ever-popular last big score before he goes legit. His opportunity arrives when the Pope announces a visit to Yankee Stadium, but he must out-hustle competitor Casino (Blake). Garcia wrote many of the Salsa-flavored songs used in the movie. 115m/C VHS, DVD . Lenny Venito, Andy Garcia, Andie MacDowell, Richard Bradford, Laura Harris, Andre B. Blake, Elizabeth Ashley, Patrick Breen, Ron Leibman, Chris Lemmon, Don Novello, Abe Vigoda, Bill Irwin, Ronald Guttman, Donna Hanover, Irene Worth, Fred Asparagus, Louis Mustillo, Paunita Nichols, Joe Frazier; D: Richard Wenk; W: Richard Wenk; C: Ellen Kuras; M: Rick Marotta.