Two for the Money

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Two for the Money ★★ 2005 (R)

Another bigger-than-life role for Al Pacino who plays Walter, the owner of a sports betting advice empire. Walter takes on Brandon Lang (McConaughey) after his incredible football game-picking accuracy gains notice. Brandon, whose NFL hopes were shot down by a career-ending knee injury, moves to Manhattan where under the mentoring of Walter he becomes a game-picking superstar, rocketing into a world of wealth and glamour. Predictably Brandon's hot streak cools, plunging him back to earth. If you can't get enough of Pacino's “Hoo-WAH!” roles, you'll love this one, which borders on self-parody. 124m/C DVD . US Al Pacino, Matthew McConaughey, Rene Russo, Armand Assante, Jeremy Piven, Jaime (James) King, Kevin Chapman, Gedde Watanabe, Carly Pope, Gerard Plunkett; D: D.J. Caruso; W: Dan Gilroy; C: Conrad W. Hall; M: Christophe Beck.