Owning Mahowny

R| 1 hr. 44 min.

Plot Summary
Toronto bank employee Dan Mahowny (Philip Seymour Hoffman) seems like an honest man to his coworkers and loving girlfriend, Belinda (Minnie Driver). None of them realize that he is actually a compulsive gambler who steals from the bank's accounts to pay off his bookie, Frank (Maury Chaykin), and fund regular trips to casinos. Sleazy casino boss Victor (John Hurt) encourages Dan to amass more and more debt, until the missing money becomes hard to hide, and Dan's life spirals out of control.

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Genres: Drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Owning Mahowny (2003)

Release Date: May 2nd, 2003|1 hr. 44 min.

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  • An unflashy but fascinating meditation on addiction and greed. The junkie was clearly Mahowny, but the greed, in a way, was everybody else's: the bankers', their flush clientele's, and the casinos', all busy feeding his habit. show more

  • There have been many good movies about gambling, but never one that so single-mindedly shows the gambler at his task. show more

  • In the acting department, there's nobody on the current scene with more sheer talent --- or offbeat charisma -- than Philip Seymour Hoffman, in whose bearish body nestles the heart of a lithe and limber artist. show more

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