The Big Town 1987
In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women. — Tony Montana (Al Pacino), Scarface

J.C. Cullen (Matt Dillon) has an arm worth a million bucks. He’s lucky, and when it comes to dice, he can throw ’em so they land on any numbers he wants. The problem is that being stuck in the middle-of-nowhere Indiana won’t bring him the kind of coin he can earn from big time gambling joints in larger cities. So he packs up his bags, and heads for Chicago. Cullen hooks up with Mr. and Mrs. Edwards (Bruce Dern and Lee Grant), a duo of professional hustlers. In exchange for getting him on the best crap tables in Chicago, they take 70% of his earnings. But Cullen — the central figure in The Big Town — has big dreams and it isn’t long before he looks to make his own way.

Cullen’s first off-the-books crap game is in a club owned by local tough guy George Cole (Tommy Lee Jones) and he manages to clean him out to the tune of $14,000. Not only that, but he also succeeds in seducing two women, Cole’s stripper wife Lorry Dane (Diane Lane) and local single mother, Aggie Donaldson (Suzy Amis). He also tries to shake down his own benefactors for a larger cut of his winnings, and in general does everything he can he piss off almost everyone he meets.

Directors: Ben Bolt, Harold Becker
Cast: Matt Dillon, Diane Lane, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Dern, Lee Grant, Tom Skerritt, Suzy Amis, David Marshall Grant, Don Francks, Del Close, Meg Hogarth, Cherry Jones
Country: USA
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller

DVD5 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:50:17 | 4.37 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none

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