Bernie Lootz (William H. Macy) is extremely unlucky at gambling, and he owes the Shangri-La casino over 100,000 dollars. He is so unlucky that he is hired as a “cooler,” someone to gamble next to high rollers and give them some of his bad luck to stop them from winning.
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A little bit of everything, is, at the end, almost nothing: romance; comedy; murder; underworld; sex & drugs; David vs. Goliath; modern times vs. old times. The movie wants too much & so the storyline can't satisfy all. Bottom-line it is a B-movie which benefits from A-level acting performances from Mr. Macy & Mrs. Bello.