The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)

Director
John Cassavetes

Main cast
Ben Gazzara; Timothy Carey; Seymour Cassel; Robert Phillips; Morgan Woodward

Genres
Drama, Crime

Description
A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.


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