An average kind of guy who has a slight problem with gambling goes to the track, and mystically, it seems as though he can’t lose, no matter how he bets; and he has an incredible day.
A loveable story about a loveable loser
This film just makes you feel good when you watch it. You identify one way or another with Richard Dreyfuss, who plays the down on his luck gambler who wishes for one last lucky streak. The supporting cast is a great collection of colorful characters. Jennifer Tilly and David Johansen especially help keep this movie rolling. At a running time of only 90 minutes it doesn’t really lag and it’s genuinely funny. Watching this movie makes you wish you had Trotter’s luck. Bottom Line: A competent comedy that keeps it’s charm even after repeated viewings. Worth having in the collection.
Best Gambling Movie Ever!
I love, love, love, love this movie! I have probably watched it beginning to end 25 times and never tire of it. Probably the only other comedy I have seen as many times is Blazing Saddles.
Dreyfuss, Garr and Johansen and especially Tilly are great. I couldn’t think of anyone else playing these parts.
This is the type of movie that gets lost on the shelves of your local video store. The actors are solid, but not stars, and the movie is not geared to the “moron” crowd. But it constantly delivers belly laugh after belly laugh.
And to think it’s just a little story about a guy at the track that is “having a very good day”!
This is one of the all time most underrated films….
This is one of the all time most underrated films. It is a little film , but rarely do you see so many wonderfully funny characters in a comedy. Along with “Breaking Away”, and “Harold and Maude” it falls in a special category of films I like to watch when I’m feeling life sucks. Richard Dreyfus and Teri Garr give their best performances; and the supporting cast, especially Robbie Coltrane, is terrific. Don’t miss this little gem.