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Genuine Risk (1990)

A gambler is recruited by his friend to work as a collector for a cold and vicious mobster.

Director:

Kurt Voss

Writers:

Kurt Voss (story), Larry Rattner (story) (as Larry J. Rattner) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terence Stamp ... Paul Hellwart
Peter Berg ... Henry
Michelle Johnson ... Girl
Michael Harris ... Cowboy Jack (as M.K. Harris)
Teddy Wilson ... Billy
Sid Haig ... Curly
Max Perlich ... Chris Wood
Hal Shafer Hal Shafer ... Loren
Joe Shea Joe Shea ... Lyman
Jeff Arbaugh ... J.J. Birke (as Jeffrey Arbaugh)
John Lavachielli ... Tall Thug
George Fisher ... Thug #1
Anthony Cecere ... Thug #2
Steven Brill ... Jimmy
Mike De Luna Mike De Luna ... Restaurant Assassin
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A gambler is recruited by his friend to work as a collector for a cold and vicious mobster.

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Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Take See more »

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Production Co:

IRS Media See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Written & Produced by Deborah Holland
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Likable characters in a noirish thriller with laughs ..........
2 May 2012 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

M.K. Harris and Peter Berg are low level thugs for mobster boss Terrence Stamp in "Genuine Risk", a very entertaining film indeed. Berg is the horse racing degenerate, recruited into crime by his good friend Harris. After Berg is "checked out" in the local bar for her boyfriend Stamp, a torrid affair between Berg and the mobster's trollop, Michelle Johnson, commences.. "Genuine Risk" is an unusual mix of violence and humor, although I never felt the movie was intended as "dark comedy". Our hero, Berg, takes some serious punishment, from Sid Haig playing a bookmaker, in a minor role. This is a truly surprising sleeper, featuring likable characters, a slightly off kilter story, and a fairly outrageous conclusion. Recommended for admirers of the genre. - MERK


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