Kenny Rogers stars as Brady Hawkes, as the titular gambler, embarks on a journey to meet a son he never knew after the latter sends him a letter. Along the way, Brady meets Billy Montana (Bruce Boxleitner) and the two become friends. Billy (while trying to help Brady in his quest) fancies himself as a professional poker player on his own. Although Billy makes mistakes along the way (some of these include: trying to find a way to cheat or do some smooth talking), Brady makes sure that he stays on good behavior during a train ride to Yuma, CA. The duo help prostitute Jennie Reed (Lee Purcell) who has trouble with a train baron. At the end, Brady's son's stepfather (Clu Gulager) is confronted.
Writer:Jim Byrnes (teleplay), Cort Casady (story), Jim Byrnes (story), Don Schlitz (suggested by a song by)
Brady Hawkes, The Gambler, receives a letter from his son indicating he needs help. This sends Brady to the rescue. Along the way Brady meets up with Billy Montana, a young man who thinks ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Leonie P (mx) wrote: Fun to see Tasmania being featured in a sci-fi film...good to see. Quite well done.
Jason O (ca) wrote: Dominick (Dom DeLuise) has been eating everything in sight ever since he was a young kid. As you might guess, because of that, Dominick is overweight and he's still VERY crazy about food. But everybody tries to urge him to go on a diet when his cousin, Sal, dies prematurely of being too overweight. Eating tons of food isn't just tasteful, it's a way of life for Dominick, so it won't be easy to break the habit. I had been wanting to see "Fatso" for a long time and I finally got to see it. It's a great movie in many ways. Parts of it are hilarious, such as when Dominick keeps seeing tons of appetizing food on television no matter what channel he turns it to, and other parts are even a little bit sad. But the whole movie is entertaining, and it's hard for me to believe that "Fatso" isn't more popular than it is. If you like great movies, buy "Fatso" as soon as possible! It will make you hungry for food while you're watching it and after the movie is over, it'll probably leave you hungry for a sequel. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2001. WARNING: This movie will make you hungry. Sad that Dom Deluise is dead now.
Carlos M (au) wrote: Apart from the hilarious first scene and a few others that work very well, there is little else in this film other than stupid, offensive jokes mixed with a lot of tiresome big action scenes - which seem to be there only to entertain those unable to understand the obvious satire.
Carl M (fr) wrote: good comedy. good laugh. still could have been better.
Khondaker H (br) wrote: secret of memories: everyone who leaves you always leave part of themselves with you. you will never be alone.
Ryan W (jp) wrote: As much as I loved the first Pie film this one was quite disappointing but the film is still funny enough as a good film
Ian C (de) wrote: This flick is so gay. I love it. It is suppose to be in the future but looks like it is in the 80's. The final scene goes down as one of the greatest in the history of cinema. Rourke, Van Damme and Rodman let loose in the Coliseum with a mine field and a lion running around. Genius.
Rolf E (es) wrote: Selv om det er noen morsomme situasjoner, kan denne ikke mles opp mot Kung Fu Hustle!
Dan V (ca) wrote: gary busey is the man. yaphet kotto is the man. this movie is the man.
Rodney E (gb) wrote: 60's counterculture comedy in which a straight laced Peter Sellers falls in love with a hippie and then starts dropping acid and eating pot brownies. This was a pretty solid movie that had a decent amount of laughs
Alex C (es) wrote: While not as bright and strict as his previous works, this film by Ozu actually serves a new paradigm of social commentary in which the filmmakers put balance between its comedic tone and serious issues, affixing a satire upon it. Unfortunately, this time Ozu fails to succeed with his innovative film technique; the film never gets too deep to be memorable aside from his trademarks.
John M (es) wrote: Van Heflin's spectacular performance is by far the best feature of this Film Noir! Otherwise, this is a well-crafted, but fairly standard gangster-trying-to-turn-his-life-around saga. Lana Turner and others do fine supporting work. Excellent cinematography by Harold Rosson!
Paul F (gb) wrote: I've always hated romantic movies, and I've never really enjoyed comedies (excluding Airplane, which remains one of the funniest movies I've ever seen). Needless to say, I wasn't particularly thrilled when my girlfriend told me she loved rom-coms. But after sitting through 50 First Dates with her, I don't think it'll be as hard as I thought to watch more in the future. True, it definitely wasn't a great movie. But it also wasn't as inherently awful as I assumed it would be. Most of the film's benefits come from the "rom" part of its genre. The chemistry between Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore is what carries the story. It's true that neither of the two are particularly good actors (Sandler especially), but the way the two interact is irresistible and adorable at times. Unfortunately, their chemistry and screen presence is about the only thing that keeps the movie going. Many of the supporting characters, particularly Barrymore's character's brother and Sandler's character's cousin are put on-screen to provide comic relief, which only sometimes works. Most of the time, it's awkward and gross. And the inclusion of Sandler's bi-sexual Russian co-worker often makes scenes uncomfortable and hard to watch, reminding audiences why Sandler's movies have gone downhill in the past decade. So, in that regard, its the "com" part of its genre that bogs the film down. Thankfully, 50 First Dates DOES give most of its focus to its lead characters, who provide an unorthodox love story. The movie's premise of a girl who has her memory reset every morning seems similar to Groundhog Day or the more recent Edge of Tomorrow is familiar, and led me to believe the movie would be very by-the-books. However, I was surprised at how unpredictable the story was, and even though I kept guessing at what I thought was going to be an obvious ending, I was proven (happily) wrong. In the end, 50 First Dates is a charming love story starring two actors that I thought I was going to hate in the role. The film's comedy tends to take away from the story, but otherwise it was a warm introduction for me into the world of rom-coms.