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Finder's Fee (2001)

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A man finds a wallet containing a winning lottery ticket worth $6 million.

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Jeff Probst

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Jeff Probst (story), Jim Gulian (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Erik Palladino ... Tepper
Ryan Reynolds ... Quigley
Dash Mihok ... Bolan
Carly Pope ... Carla
Frances Bay ... Mrs. Darmsetter
Matthew Lillard ... Fishman
James Earl Jones ... Avery Phillips
Robert Forster ... Officer Campbell
Colleen Wheeler ... Female Cop
Louis Chirillo ... Male Cop
Nathaniel DeVeaux Nathaniel DeVeaux ... The Real Avery
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Storyline

Living in Greenwich Village, Tepper is a pretty stand-up kind of guy. As a stand-up guy, he helps his elderly neighbor, Mrs. Darmsetter, whenever he can. He also keeps the vow with his poker playing friends Fish, Bolan and Quigley that they will not check the winning numbers against the Big 3 Lotto tickets they ante in their "last man standing" five card draw poker games, "the last man standing" taking the entire pot of tickets. Being a stand-up guy is one of the reasons why his girlfriend Carla loves him. On the night that he plans to propose to Carla, but not before the regular poker night at his apartment, he finds a wallet on the street with no money and little identification in it, let alone no photo ID, but he still goes to whatever measures he can to locate the wallet's owner, who, according to the sole piece of ID, is a fireman named Avery Phillips. Just before his friends and Avery arrive at his apartment, Tepper also finds in the wallet a Big 3 Lotto ticket, a $6 million ... Written by Huggo

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The numbers don't lie, but the players just might.

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bloody Numbers - Alles auf eine Karte See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color (Alphacine)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the poster Ryan Reynolds character is clean shaven but in his scenes he has a full beard. See more »

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Carla's umbrella changes from green/yellow to black then back to green/yellow. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tepper: [knocking on her door] Mrs. Darmsetter? Hey... You left your door open again.
Mrs. Darmsetter: Heaven sake, I wonder how did that happen.
Tepper: Yes well, how is everything?
Mrs. Darmsetter: Well, I'm worried about my mail. I think someone's stealing it. Because I haven't received any letters from my kids in a long time, and they always write.
Tepper: Well, are they taking all your mail or just the letters?
Mrs. Darmsetter: Just the letters. You'd think they'd take everything else, wouldn't you? They don't.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Ritual
Written by Giovanna Spata and Desiree Washington and Lisa Arndt
Performed by Dual Eden
© Giavanna Spata, Desiree Washington and Lisa Arndt (ASCAP/BMI)
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Sock
8 April 2005 | by cannonball66See all my reviews

To the person from Saskatchewan. "Would you put a (expletive) sock in it!" was what Palladino yelled. Heard it the first time and wasn't even paying attention that closely. Guess it got lost in the NYC/Regina translation. Although none of the 4 friends were raised anywhere remotely near NYC based on their generic handling of the dialog. Otherwise, my main problem with the flick is that Tepper should have made a much better effort to recover his girl's losing ticket. At least his ruse could have gone on longer. Since lots of people play the same numbers, he would have been smarter not to replace the ticket with another, but then again, we wouldn't have had a movie...


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