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Owning Mahowny
     

Owning Mahowny

Director: Richard Kwietniowski, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Minnie Driver, Maury Chaykin

Cast: Richard Kwietniowski, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Minnie Driver, Maury Chaykin

 

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A seemingly ordinary bank employee develops an obsession that could destroy his life and that of those around him in this drama. Dan Mahowny (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is a quiet, unassuming employee of a bank in Toronto; he lives modestly, drives a used car, and is dating one of the bank's tellers, a sweet but mousy girl named Belinda (Minnie Driver). What no one knows

Overview

A seemingly ordinary bank employee develops an obsession that could destroy his life and that of those around him in this drama. Dan Mahowny (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is a quiet, unassuming employee of a bank in Toronto; he lives modestly, drives a used car, and is dating one of the bank's tellers, a sweet but mousy girl named Belinda (Minnie Driver). What no one knows is that Dan has a secret life -- Dan is a compulsive gambler, and after running up massive debts with his bookie Frank Perlin (Maury Chaykin), he begins making regular visits to Atlantic City in the United States, where he often bets (and loses) far beyond his means. Dan's expertise at the bank is rewarded with a promotion to assistant manager; his new responsibilities include approving loans, which gives him the authority to transfer funds in and out of the bank. Needing to cover his debts, Dan starts approving loans to non-existent clients and adding hundreds of thousands of dollars to other accounts, and Victor Fox) (John Hurt), manager of Dan's favorite Atlantic City casino, is more than happy to "help" Dan, comping him to luxury suites and all the attendant amenities and working with him to transfer bank funds into his casino account. As Dan's debts begin to grow into the seven figure range, his dealings become harder to hide, both from the authorities and from Belinda, who has become aware of Dan's addiction to gambling but doesn't know just how far it's grown. Based on a true story, Owning Mahowny was directed by Richard Kwietniowski, who previously worked with John Hurt in the acclaimed Love and Death on Long Island.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/03/2014
UPC:
0043396444225
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures Home
Time:
1:45:00
Sales rank:
45,411

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Philip Seymour Hoffman Dan Mahowny
Minnie Driver Belinda
Maury Chaykin Frank Perlin
John Hurt Victor Foss
Sonja Smits Dana Selkirk
Ian Tracey Detective Ben Lock
Roger Dunn Bill Gooden
Jason Blicker Dave Quinson
Chris Collins Bernie
Matthew Ferguson Actor

Technical Credits
Richard Kwietniowski Director,Screenwriter
Bradley Adams Co-producer
Deirdre Bowen Casting
Damon Bryant Co-producer
Alessandro Camon Producer
Maurice Chauvet Screenwriter
Oliver Curtis Cinematographer
Sean Furst Executive Producer
Richard Grassby-Lewis Score Composer
Andras Hamori Producer
Jon Hassell Score Composer
Victoria Hirst Co-producer
Insects Score Composer
Diana Magnus Art Director
Seaton McLean Producer
Bill McMillan Sound/Sound Designer
Erica Milo Set Decoration/Design
Mike Munn Editor
Tim Norfolk Score Composer
Gersha Phillips Costumes/Costume Designer
Edward R. Pressman Executive Producer
Andrew Shea Asst. Director
Taavo Soodor Production Designer

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