“Seinfeld” co-creator Larry David directed this quirky comedy about the erosion of family values. While vacationing in Atlantic City, N.J., cousins Richie (Craig Bierko) and Evan (Steven Weber) court Lady Luck without much to show for it. But when Richie borrows two quarters from Evan to play the slot machines — and wins a jackpot of more than $400,000 — Richie’s refusal to share the payoff leads to a full-blown family feud.
Producer, writer, actor. Born July 2, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York. David attended the University of Maryland and started doing stand-up comedy in New York night clubs in 1974. In 1979, he was hired to write and perform for the comedy variety show Fridays, which was modeled after Saturday Night Live. He stayed with the show until 1982 when he was hired as a writer for Saturday Night Live, where he worked for a year.
In 1989, David received a call from fellow New York comedian Jerry Seinfeld who was working with NBC to develop a comedy pilot. Together, they developed the legendary “show about nothing” starring Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards and Jason Alexander. Though not initially successful, Seinfeld would become one of the most successful and influential shows in television history. With a talented cast and daring storylines, the show won legions of loyal fans. According to David, the character of George Costanza was modeled after himself, a cheap, neurotic and… read more
"Not everybody is supposed to like it. First of all, a lot of people go and think they're going to see Seinfeld. And it's not Seinfeld; it's different... It's not Seinfeld. He's not there. Jason isn't there. Julia isn't there. Kramer is not there... I don't know what people want. I mean, what's not to like? It's a good story. It's funny. What's the big deal?" –Larry David