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The Bet (1992)

| Short, Drama | 1992 (USA)
Harry and Henry Hicks are partners in the deli they've inherited from their old man. But, younger brother Harry has a gambling problem and its gotten serious.

Director:

Ted Demme

Writer:

Gavin O'Connor
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Cast

Credited cast:
Josh Mosby Josh Mosby ... Harry
John Benjamin Hickey ... Henry (as John B. Hickey)
Vincent Pastore ... Nino (as Vinny Pastore)
David Little David Little ... Lenny
Anthony Crivello ... Carbo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pete Castelli Pete Castelli ... Man Placing Bet
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Harry and Henry Hicks are partners in the deli they've inherited from their old man. But, younger brother Harry has a gambling problem and its gotten serious.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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1992 (USA) See more »

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According to Ted Demme, Vincent Pastore arrived at the audition in character dressed as he is in the film and threatened to harm Demme if he did not get the part. After a scared Demme gave him the part, Pastore broke character and politely thanked him. See more »

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Featured in ShortCuts: The Bet (2000) See more »

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Jekkyl and Hyde
16 March 2007 | by BuccaneerSee all my reviews

The brothers' names are Henry and Harry. Harry has been a familiar form of the name Henry, used by close friends and relatives, at least since Shakespeare's era.

I didn't take notice of that when I saw the film. In retrospect, it suggests to me that the dramatic conflict plays out on an individual level of inner conflict - one brother being the personification of addiction's selfish appetite, while the other personifies rational, considerate reasoning mind that weighs consequences the addictive mind denies or dismisses.

Unfortunately, being a short, the film isn't available. I saw it on DirectTV in a program of shorts, which regrettably, doesn't include individual titles in the program's description.


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