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Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie
     

Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson

Cast: David Krumholtz, Jennifer Morrison, Tory Kittles

 

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Based on a real-life 1994 scandal involving college basketball point-shaving, Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie stars David Krumholtz as the title character. Though a mere freshman on the campus of Arizona State University, Benny Silman (Krumholtz) is in charge of accepting all bets for the school's basketball games, under the watchful eye of his mentor,

Overview

Based on a real-life 1994 scandal involving college basketball point-shaving, Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie stars David Krumholtz as the title character. Though a mere freshman on the campus of Arizona State University, Benny Silman (Krumholtz) is in charge of accepting all bets for the school's basketball games, under the watchful eye of his mentor, a high-rolling Las Vegas gambler (Nicholas Turturro). It isn't long before Benny is operating his own bookie ring, raking in big bucks at every turn. The beginning of the end for Benny occurs when A.S.U. basketball star Stevin "Hedake" Smith (Tory Kittles) suggests that he'd like a piece of the action, too. Although the Benny Silman depicted onscreen remains unrepentant and unapologetic, even when getting his just desserts at the hands of the authorities, the real Silman appears in the film's epilogue, equipped with an unexpected "Don't let this happen to you!" admonition. Filmed on location in California and Nevada (not surprisingly, the producers were unable to line up shooting dates in Arizona), the made-for-cable Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie debuted March 31, 2002 over the FX network.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/17/2002
UPC:
0024543051305
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:28:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Full-length audio commentary by Ernest Dickerson, Benny Silman, David Krumholtz and Kevin Messick; "The Real Bookie: Benny Tells His Story"; NCAA sport wagering video; TV spots and trailers; Anamorphic widescreen (aspect ratio 1.78:1); Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Surround, English Dolby Surround; Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Benny's Story
2. Arizona State
3. Las Vegas
4. The Keg Party
5. Troy's Offer
6. The Apprentice Bookie
7. A Date With Callie
8. On His Own
9. Joe Jr.
10. A Player in My Pocket
11. Collecting
12. Big Red
13. The Perfect Crime
14. Playing the Middle
15. Bulletproof
16. Be Cool With That Cash
17. Out of Control
18. The Last Push
19. In Trouble
20. The Grand Finale
21. The Mastermind
22. You Did What You Did
23. A Living Example
24. End Titles

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