Money Play$ Film Details
Overview: When a money mule has a fatal heart attack at a Nevada brothel, the contents of the money vest is hidden by Irene. Her regular customer Johnny is her best bet to be able to retire early.
Review: I am simply amazed that more people have not seen this film (only two other people commented on it). I am a huge fan of this made for Showtime film (It is on this month (August, 2013)). It is mostly, about the relationship between over the hill prostitute Irene (Sonia Braga), and her favorite customer, broken down Johnny Tobin (Roy Scheider), which really works well, because although they are made for each other, they are too into their own issues to see it (very different than the usual approach of one strong character and one weak character). The real adult in the film is Johnny’s daughter Stacy (Elisabeth Lund), who after catching them in bed (Irene is hiding out at his place because she stole mob money that she found in a vest), not only does Stacy not act like the usually bratty child, and throw a tantrum, but embraces Irene in a way she is very unfamiliar with (not only talking and playing board games with her, but insists that she come on a trip with her and her dad). Spoilers ahead: At the end of the film after Johnny kills mobsters who were hunting for Irene, but sees most of the money burned up (except $24,000), neither one wants it, so Johnny bets it at the craps table until he hits $192,000 and Irene offers to marry him if he stops (which he does). The film ends at the Wedding Chapel with Irene saying I did it “To save College money for Stacy”, and Johnny saying I did it “Because a wife cannot testify against her husband.” Of course, Stacy sitting there smiling really knows the truth, that two lost souls really love and need each other, and with the help of Stacy (even more than with the money) can begin to start their lives over together. 10/10 stars.
Duration: 92 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Also known as: Os Jogadores,To megalo risko,Money Play$,Forsa w grze,Парични игри,Quitte ou double,Das Glück hat sieben Augen