The cooler [videorecording] / Contentfilm presents a Pierre-Williams/Furst Films production in association with Gryphon Films and Dog Pond Productions
DVDs | Lions Gate Home Entertainment | c2004 | Widescreen version.
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD C DRAMA)
Santa Monica, CA : Lions Gate Home Entertainment, c2004.
1 videodisc (ca. 102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, Dolby digital, region 1.
In English, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish.
William H. Macy, Maria Bello, Shawn Hatosy, Ron Livingston, Estella Warren, Arthur J. Nascarella, M.C. Gainey, Paul Sorvino, Alec Baldwin.
Producers, Sean Furst, Michael Pierce ; writers, Frank Hannah & Wayne Kramer ; director, Wayne Kramer ; director of photography, James Whitaker.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2003.
MPAA rating: R; for strong sexuality, violence, and language, and some drug use.
Bernie is extremely unlucky at gambling and he owes the Shangri-La casino's mob boss Shelly Kaplow over $100,000. He is so unlucky that he is hired as a "cooler". He gambles next to high rollers and gives them some of his bad luck to stop them from winning. This arrangement works out for awhile, but when Bernie has almost paid off his debt, he meets cocktail waitress, Natalie. The two start to fall in love and Bernie's luck begins to change. Unfortunately, Shelly isn't going to let Bernie go so easily.
Special features: director and crew commentaries ; anatomy of a scene ; storyboard comparisons.
MW, 5-04; 7-11(rpl)
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