How to Watch The Killing of a Chinese Bookie 1976 Online in The UK

Released: 1976

Rated: R

7.4/10

Updated: 19th Apr, 2021
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director: John Cassavetes

The cast of The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

Ben Gazzara, Timothy Carey, Seymour Cassel, Robert Phillips

What is The Killing of a Chinese Bookie about?

Cosmo Vitelli owns the Crazy Horse West, a strip joint in California. He's laconic, a Korean War vet, and a gambler. When we meet him, he's making his last payment on a gambling debt. Then, he promptly loses $23,000 playing poker at an illegal local casino. The guys he owes this time aren't so friendly, pressuring him for immediate payment. Then they suggest that he kill a Chinese bookie to wipe off the debt. Vitelli and the film move back and forth between the double-crossing, murderous insincerity of the gamblers and the friendships, sweetness, and even love among Vitelli, the dancers, a dancer's mother, and the club's singer, Mr. Sophistication.

Where to watch The Killing of a Chinese Bookie


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