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Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie
Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie - Confessions of a Campus Bookie (2002)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
David Krumholtz Benny Silman
Jennifer Morrison Callie
Tory Kittles Steven "Hedake" Smith
Nicholas Turturro Larry
Theo Rossi The Mook
Benny Silman Himself
Zachary Levi Adam
Carmine Giovinazzo T-Bone
Alex Rocco Dominic
James LeGros Troy
Keith Loneker Big Red
Movie Details
Genre Comedy
Director Ernest R. Dickerson; <b>Ernest Dickerson</b>; Ernest Dickerson
Producer Steve McGlothen
Writer Michael Ritchie; Jason Keller
Studio 20th Century Fox
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 96 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.3
Based on actual events, Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie plays like a frat-house blend of Casino and Goodfellas. Originally broadcast on FX, it's got the sanitized veneer of a TV movie, but it's an honest, R-rated appraisal of Bennie Silman, a Brooklyn-born student at Arizona State University who reaped--and lost--a fortune in 1994 by fixing basketball games with the help of star player Stevin "Hedake" Smith. Perfectly cast as Silman, the always-interesting David Krumholtz ("Bernard" from the Santa Clause movies) speaks to the camera, inviting us into his first-person account of money, girls, and the Mafia. It's a party animal's fantasy until the bloody-nosed climax, directed with edgy energy, but not enough substance, by Ernest R. Dickerson (who fared marginally better with his Showtime film Our America). Krumholtz and Tory Kittles (as Smith) make this a compelling enterprise, however, and the real Bennie Silman appears in a coda that roots the movie in harsh, cautionary reality. --Jeff Shannon
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.78:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
UPC (Barcode) 024543051305
Release Date 9/7/2004
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby