London's gambling world is the setting for this complex thriller, where aspiring writer Jack Manfred, suffering from writer's block, takes a job as a croupier to support his art. Knowing the dangers of the cards, Jack is adamant about remaining a professional outsider, but the temptations of the game inevitably swallow him deeper than he could have ever anticipated.
Cast: Clive Owen, Nicholas Ball, Gina McKee, Kate Hardie, Alex Kingston
Produced by: Jonathan Cavendish
Directed by: Mike Hodges
Written by: Paul Mayersberg
Running time: 1hr 29min
Opens: Apr 21, 2000 Limited
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