Lesser Prophets (The Last Bet) (1997)

Lesser Prophets (The Last Bet) (1997)

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Movie Info

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 he's convinced will be a sure winner. Needing to raise some quick cash, Jerry and his buddies Charlie (Michael Badalucco) and Ed (John Spencer) take Leon's advice, but live to regret it. Lesser Prophets also features Elizabeth Perkins, Jimmy Smits, and Amy Brenneman.
Rating:
R (for pervasive strong language, and for violence)
Genre:
Comedy , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Studio:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Cast

Mike Starr
as Larry
Paul Diomede
as Cheddar Fry
Colin Lane
as Gray
Steve Harris
as Giant Black Man
Salem Ludwig
as Uncle Paulie
Joshua Michael Lugo
as Jerry's Son
Sybil Temchen
as Pharmacist
Zachary Badalucco
as Charlie's Son
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Critic Reviews for Lesser Prophets (The Last Bet)

All Critics (1)

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September 24, 2001
AV Club
Top Critic

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

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.

Don Schick
Don Schick

Good cast with nothing to do than spout generic New York good guys dialogue in this tired retread of much better gangster films.

bill secor
bill secor

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