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Title The cooler [videorecording] / Contentfilm presents a Pierce/Williams/Furst Films production in association with Gryphon Films and Dog Pond Productions ; produced by Sean Furst, Michael Pierce ; written by Frank Hannah & Wayne Kramer ; directed by Wayne Kramer.
Published Santa Monica, CA : Lions Gate Home Entertainment, c2004.
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 Music & Media - Circulating Videos  PN1997.2 .C6654 2004    IN LIBRARY
Edition [Widescreen version].
Description 1 videodisc (ca. 102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Credits Director of photography, James Whitaker ; editor, Arthur Coburn ; music, Mark Isham ; costume designer, Kristin M. Burke ; production designer, Toby Corbett.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2003.
Special features: Director and crew commentaries; Anatomy of a scene; Storyboard comparisons; 5.1 music only track.
System Reqs DVD ; Dolby digital ; region 1 ; aspect ratio 1.85:1, enhanced for 16x9 televisions.
Language English audio, optional subtitles in English and Spanish; closed-captioned.
Cast William H. Macy, Maria Bello, Shawn Hatosy, Ron Livingston, Estella Warren, Arthur J. Nascarella, M.C. Gainey, Paul Sorvino, Alec Baldwin.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for strong sexuality, violence, language, and some drug use.
Summary Bernie is extremely unlucky at gambling and he owes the Shangri-La casino's mob boss Shelly Kaplow over $100,000. He is so unlucky that he is hired as a "cooler". He gambles next to high rollers and gives them some of his bad luck to stop them from winning. This arrangement works out for awhile, but when Bernie has almost paid off his debt, he meets cocktail waitress, Natalie. The two start to fall in love and Bernie's luck begins to change. Unfortunately, Shelly isn't going to let Bernie go so easily.
Subject Casinos -- Employees -- Drama.
Organized crime -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Drama.
Genre Feature films.
Fiction films.
Comedy films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Related Names Furst, Sean. Producer.
Pierce, Michael (Michael A.) Producer.
Hannah, Frank, 1971- Screenwriter.
Kramer, Wayne, 1965- Director. Screenwriter.
Macy, William H., 1950- Actor.
Bello, Maria, 1967- Actor.
Hatosy, Shawn, 1975- Actor.
Livingston, Ron. Actor.
Warren, Estella. Actor.
Nascarella, Arthur J. Actor.
Gainey, M. C. Actor.
Sorvino, Paul. Actor.
Baldwin, Alec, 1958- Actor.
Whitaker, James, 1970- Cinematographer.
Coburn, Arthur. Film editor.
Isham, Mark. Composer.
Burke, Kristin, 1970- Costume designer.
Corbett, Toby. Production personnel.
Gryphon Films.
Dog Pond Productions.
ISBN 1594351694
Standard # 031398118244
Publisher # 15430 Lions Gate Home Entertainment
OCLC number 54983208