The Killing of a Chinese Bookie: Director's Cut

Gritty and compelling John Cassevetes film. A proud Los Angeles strip club owner whose gambling debts get out of control, would rather take the option of killing a rival bookie in Chinatown, than lose his own club. Initially, at 135 minutes, John Cassavettes subsequently re-edited the film to 108. The Director has changed the order of several scenes, added different edits of others, and there are a few segments that are unique to the 108 minute version.

Year: 1978
Genre: Art House Cinema, Best of the 1970s, Director's Cut, Gangsters, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: USA
Director: John Cassavetes
Starring: Ben Gazzara, Morgan Woodward, Seymour Cassel, Timothy Carey
Duration: 108 Minutes
Rating: M
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