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R| 1 hr. 48 min.

Plot Summary
Powerful lobbyist Jack Abramoff (Kevin Spacey) is on a mission to acquire all the good things that money, power and privilege can buy. With business partner Michael Scanlon (Barry Pepper) at his side, Abramoff uses his considerable clout to amass a lucrative and influential personal empire. When Abramoff and Scanlon team up with a mob-connected pal to carry out their latest scheme, they soon find themselves in over their heads.

Cast: Kevin Spacey , Barry Pepper , Kelly Preston , Jon Lovitz , Rachelle Lefevre , Maury Chaykin , Daniel Kash , Spencer Garrett

Director: George Hickenlooper

Genres: Docudrama, Biography

Distributor: ATO Pictures

Casino Jack (2010)

Release Date: December 17th, 2010|1 hr. 48 min.

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    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Spacey holds center. He's a bonfire. show more

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    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    The entertaining work by Spacey and Pepper is a good thing because the film has problems, including an utter lack of subtlety. show more

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    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Tonally, Casino Jack is all over the place: exaggerated comedy, cartoonish high jinks, then heavy-handed melodrama (a third-act face-off between Abramoff and his wife, played with no center of gravity by Kelly Preston, comes out of nowhere). show more

  • March 01, 2011 ktlovesmovies
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    I went into this without doing my homework... it was an okay movie... but I don't really like political movies... i thought this would be more about casinos! Whoops... that's what I get for not doing my homework before heading to the theater!

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'Casino Jack' Poster for George Hickenlooper's Final Film (Exclusive)

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Nov 2nd, 2010 2:20PM

Fairly appropriate for Election Day, and sadly as we mourn the film's director, George Hickenlooper, we present you with the official poster for the political comedy 'Casino Jack.' The one-sheet...

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