The Winner

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The Winner ★★ 1996 (R)

Philip (D'Onofrio) is on a winning streak at the Vegas Pair-A-Dice casino and the target of estranged brother Wolf (Madsen), tempermental lounge singer Louise (DeMornay), and various other con artists and thugs, all of whom want to separate him from his winnings. Lots of good actors but this Vegas story is nothing new. Based on the play “A Darker Purpose” by Riss. 90m/ C VHS . Vincent D'Onofrio, Michael Madsen, Rebecca De Mornay, Delroy Lindo, Frank Whaley, Billy Bob Thornton, Richard Edson; D: Alex Cox; W: Wendy Riss; C: Denis Maloney; M: Daniel Licht.