Finder's Fee (2001)




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A first feature from the man best known as the host of the hugely successful reality-TV series Survivor, Jeff Probst's twisty thriller is centered around the world of card-playing and con men. A street artist, Tepper (Erik Palladino), finds a wallet outside his apartment building one rainy New York night and phones a number he finds inside. He finds out it belongs to Avery Phillips (James Earl Jones) but notices it contains a lottery ticket worth six million dollars and foolishly tells his garrulous pal Fishman (Matthew Lillard). On the night of their poker game, two more men enter the equation: Quigley (Ryan Reynolds), a divorced sad-sack, and Bolan (Dash Mihok). After Tepper phones him, Avery decides to sit in on their game, unaware that Tepper has his winning lottery ticket. As their game progresses, Tepper's sense of ethics is put to the test, as are the loyalties of the men at the game. Robert Forster co-stars as a street cop thrown into the proceedings, and Carly Pope appears as Tepper's longtime girlfriend Carla.
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James Earl Jones
as Avery Phillips
Ryan Reynolds
as Quigley
Dash Mihok
as Bolan
Robert Forster
as Off. Campbell
Carly Pope
as Carla
Frances Bay
as Mrs. Darmstetter
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Critic Reviews for Finder's Fee

All Critics (5)

Probst has crafted a nifty little story for his film debut, and I'm actually looking forward to see what he'll do next. Who knew?

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Audience Reviews for Finder's Fee

Excellent movie. Pretty funny, very compelling, very thrilling, with strong performances from its cast, especially Reynolds and Lillard. And a great directorial debut from Survivor host Jeff Probst.

Grant Hermanns
Grant Hermanns

Who'd ever think that I'd be saying that Jeff Probst, host extraordinaire of survivor, would, as his first feature, direct a well-written, taut suspenseful little film, it has a great set up, and keeps the tension building slowly throughout, i never knew how it was gonna play out, it's essentially a play, but it never feels boring, im surprised he got so many established actors for this, and they all do good jobs, i dont know if jeff probst will ever make another movie, but if its as good as this, i cant wait to see it

Daniel Sloyan
Daniel Sloyan

Kept me interested all the way but a little confusing. "Fishman" was extremely annoying. I would watch again if it was on tv perhaps-that's about it.

Jennifer Torres
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