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The Cooler (17-Jan-2003)

Director: Wayne Kramer

Writers: Frank Hannah; Wayne Kramer

Music by: Mark Isham

Producers: Sean Furst; Michael Pierce

Keywords: Romantic Drama, Gambling, Las Vegas

An unlucky Las Vegas gambler breaks his "curse" by falling in love, drawing the ire of mob-connected casino proprietors.

ABSTRACT
Bernie Lootz is a perpetually hopeless gambler -- or, in gaming parlance, a "cooler" -- employed by mob-connected Shangri-La casino manager Shelly Kaplow to spread his bad luck to would-be high rollers. Bernie falls in love with cocktail waitress Natalie Belisario, seemingly bringing an end to his run of futility; this proves to be just the start of his problems, however, as Shelly and his violent superiors appear intent on keeping their "cooler" in action.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Alec Baldwin
Actor
3-Apr-1958   A Baldwin Brother
Maria Bello
Actor
18-Apr-1967   Dr. Anna Del Amico on ER
Joey Fatone
Singer
28-Jan-1977   Baritone of *NSYNC
M. C. Gainey
Actor
18-Jan-1948   Sideways
Ellen Greene
Actor
22-Feb-1951   Little Shop of Horrors
Shawn Hatosy
Actor
29-Dec-1975   Nobel Son
Ron Livingston
Actor
5-Jun-1967   Peter in Office Space
William H. Macy
Actor
13-Mar-1950   Fargo
Paul Sorvino
Actor
13-Apr-1939   Det. Cerreta on Law & Order
Estella Warren
Model
23-Dec-1970   Synchronized swimmer turned model
Doc Watson
Guitarist
2-Mar-1923 29-May-2012 Two Days in November

CAST

William H. Macy   ...   Bernie Lootz
Maria Bello   ...   Natalie Belisario
Shawn Hatosy   ...   Mikey
Ron Livingston   ...   Larry Sokolov
Estella Warren   ...   Charlene
Arthur J. Nascarella   ...   Nicky Fingers Bonnatto
M. C. Gainey   ...   Highway Officer
Ellen Greene   ...   Doris
with
Paul Sorvino   ...   Buddy Stafford
Alec Baldwin   ...   Shelly Kaplow
Don Scribner   ...   Lou
Tony Longo   ...   Tony
Richard Israel   ...   Marty Goldfarb
Timothy Landfield   ...   The Player
Joey Fatone   ...   Johnny Cappella
T. J. Gioia   ...   Bulldog
Jewel Shepard   ...   Booker
Gordon Michaels   ...   Mr. Pinkerton
Doc Watson   ...   Morrie
Dan Lemieux   ...   Suburbanite
Larry Elliott   ...   Floor Manager
Joe Conti   ...   Pit Boss
Chris Platt   ...   Dealer
Norbert Ganska   ...   Stickman #1
Mitch Samboceti   ...   Player
Andrew Simbeck   ...   Stickman #2
Danny Grossen   ...   Stickman #3
Jeff Hill   ...   Stickman #4
Monet Beaman   ...   Stickman #5
Charlie Carr   ...   Boxman
Kanie Kastroll   ...   Croupier
Bryon Baker   ...   Stickman #6
John T. Kozeluh   ...   Man
Cherilyn Hayres   ...   Woman
Jim McCarthy   ...   Televangelist
Frank Hannah   ...   Dealer #2
Monica White   ...   Johnny Capella's Girl
Heather McHenry   ...   Johnny Capella's Girl

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