Director: Mark Illsley Cast: Nick Stahl, Lukas Haas, Johnny Galecki
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The sophomore outing for Mark Illsley, the writer and director of 1999's Happy Texas, Bookies is a return to the crime comedy genre of the filmmaker's first project. Starring Nick Stahl, Lukas Haas, and Johnny Galecki as college buddies Toby, Casey, and Jude, the film begins with the trio upset over a substantial gambling loss. After paying up, they decide that they are on the wrong side of the transaction and concoct a plan to become bookies themselves. Working in the shadows so as not to let on that they are anything but professionals, the young entrepreneurs devise a system that involves leaving money in unpopular books at the library where Jude works. Before they know it, the guys are rolling in the dough. Casey buys a bunch of computer equipment, Jude gets himself a drug habit, and Toby uses his newfound wealth to impress Hunter, a fellow student played by Rachael Leigh Cook. But just as fast as things started to go well, they take an unexpected turn. The boys are making so much money that they're cutting into the business of the local mafia. As one might expect, the thugs don't take too kindly to competition. Also starring John Diehl and David Proval, Bookies premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/30/2006
UPC: 0733807967619
Original Release: 2002
Rating: R
Source: Alchemy / Millennium
Time: 1:28:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nick Stahl Toby
Lukas Haas Casey
Johnny Galecki Jude
Rachael Leigh Cook Hunter
David Proval Larry
John Diehl Vincent
Zuri Williams Duane

Technical Credits
Mark Illsley Director
Michael Bacall Screenwriter
Norman Buckley Editor
Brendan Galvin Cinematographer
Alan Greenspan Producer
Paul Greenstone Producer
Uli Hanisch Production Designer
Thorsten Hanisch Set Decoration/Design
Kirk Jacob Sound/Sound Designer
Kai Koch Art Director
Andrea Kreuzhage Executive Producer
Brad Krevoy Executive Producer
Sabine Mueller Producer
Alex Patsavas Musical Direction/Supervision
Maurin Scarlata Production Designer
Gerhard Schmidt Executive Producer
Emily Schweber Casting
Christopher Tyng Score Composer
Karyn Wagner Costumes/Costume Designer

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