Lesser Prophets (The Last Bet) (1997)

Lesser Prophets (The Last Bet) (1997)

Lesser Prophets (The Last Bet)





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A strong cast highlights this tough-minded urban drama. Police have been unsuccessful in making a case against three small-time bookmakers they've been following, but luckily a cop named Iggy (Scott Glenn) happens to catch up with Jerry (George DiCenzo), one of the bookies. Instead of arresting him, he demands money; his brother was deep in debt to the bookies, and the pressure drove him to suicide. Meanwhile, a neighborhood character named Leon (John Turturro) brings the bookies a tip on a bet … More

Rating: R (for pervasive strong language, and for violence)
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By: ,
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On DVD: May 8, 2007
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

September 24, 2001
AV Club
Top Critic

However, there are no surprises, there is no intrigue and everything turns out more aggravating than entertaining.

Full Review… | September 11, 2001
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for Lesser Prophets (The Last Bet)

What a waste of talent. Glenn's character, as the cop, comes off more moronic than Turturro's, who is mentally challenged. You have a bunch of bookies, led by George DiCenzo, sitting around yelling and cursing the entire movie - bookies who don't do anything but yell and threaten when someone stiffs them. Not an ounce of realism here, and the comedic bits aren't funny. Horrible.

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