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Finder's Fee (2001)

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A man finds a wallet containing a winning lottery ticket worth $6 million.

Director:

Jeff Probst

Writers:

Jeff Probst (story), Jim Gulian (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Erik Palladino ... Tepper
Ryan Reynolds ... Quigley
Dash Mihok ... Bolan
Carly Pope ... Carla
Frances Bay ... Mrs. Darmsetter
Matthew Lillard ... Fishman
James Earl Jones ... Avery Phillips
Robert Forster ... Officer Campbell
Colleen Wheeler ... Female Cop
Louis Chirillo ... Male Cop
Nathaniel DeVeaux Nathaniel DeVeaux ... The Real Avery
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Storyline

Living in Greenwich Village, Tepper is a pretty stand-up kind of guy. As a stand-up guy, he helps his elderly neighbor, Mrs. Darmsetter, whenever he can. He also keeps the vow with his poker playing friends Fish, Bolan and Quigley that they will not check the winning numbers against the Big 3 Lotto tickets they ante in their "last man standing" five card draw poker games, "the last man standing" taking the entire pot of tickets. Being a stand-up guy is one of the reasons why his girlfriend Carla loves him. On the night that he plans to propose to Carla, but not before the regular poker night at his apartment, he finds a wallet on the street with no money and little identification in it, let alone no photo ID, but he still goes to whatever measures he can to locate the wallet's owner, who, according to the sole piece of ID, is a fireman named Avery Phillips. Just before his friends and Avery arrive at his apartment, Tepper also finds in the wallet a Big 3 Lotto ticket, a $6 million ... Written by Huggo

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The numbers don't lie, but the players just might.

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bloody Numbers - Alles auf eine Karte See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Alphacine)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The story was inspired by a real-life incident. 'Jeff Probst (I)' found a man's wallet on the street, with a name but no phone number, so he called another person's number that was inside. The man who answered said he was a cousin of the owner, and instructed Probst to mail it to him. Probst says he has always wondered if the other man really was a cousin. See more »

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Story is set in United States (actually filmed in Canada) but date on document found in wallet is written in numeric day/month/year style instead of month/day/year style actually used in US. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tepper: [knocking on her door] Mrs. Darmsetter? Hey... You left your door open again.
Mrs. Darmsetter: Heaven sake, I wonder how did that happen.
Tepper: Yes well, how is everything?
Mrs. Darmsetter: Well, I'm worried about my mail. I think someone's stealing it. Because I haven't received any letters from my kids in a long time, and they always write.
Tepper: Well, are they taking all your mail or just the letters?
Mrs. Darmsetter: Just the letters. You'd think they'd take everything else, wouldn't you? They don't.
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References The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (1974) See more »

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Step to the Street
Written by Andrew Winn
Performed by Agents of Good Roots (as The Agents of Good Roots)
© Andrew Winn (ASCAP)
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better than 1 yr and a half of trash that has been in theaters recently
28 September 2008 | by seans_lifeSee all my reviews

I talk about with my ex-fiancée how I enjoyed and used to go see movies and know there would be some good ones in the mix of what I saw at the theaters but for one and a half years it has been horrid but luckily while sitting at home late at night I caught much of the latter half of this movie. It is definitely worth a rental for someone and what is even better is that if there is some sort of special edition with Jeff Proebst talking about the movie he made well that would definitely be interesting. I wish the guy would show some guts and dump the money maker that is Survivor ,which is now only interesting if you are on the show, and make another movie. I think that attempt shows he has the talent to make something else. It was a real nice surprise to see that kind of ending and also a nice surprise to be shocked at who wrote and directed the movie.


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