Casino Jack

Casino Jack

DVD - 2011
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Jack Abramoff, the real-life Washington power player, resorted to jaw-dropping levels of fraud and corruption. High-rolling excess and outrageous escapades are all in a day's work for Abramoff as he goes to outrageous lengths to promote the Indian gambling industry, earning him the nickname 'Casino Jack.' But when Jack and his womanizing protege Michael Scanlon enlist a dimwitted business partner for an illegal scheme, they find themselves ensnared in a web of greed and murder.
Publisher: [United States] : 20th Century Fox, 2011
Branch Call Number: DVD COMEDY Cas
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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COURIER3
Mar 01, 2015

EXCELLENT TRUE STORY ABOUT LOBBYIST CORRUPTION.

bears1985 Jul 10, 2014

Enjoyed it but could have been much better

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retiring_rep
Mar 26, 2014

The better and more accurate film about this man and the seamy events that he was a part of is Casino Jack and the United States of Money. It provides a more comprehensive recounting of events that led to Abramoff being arrested and convicted of numerous 'white collar' crimes that were under the umbrella of dodgy, legal practices.

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clarap
Apr 09, 2013

Interesting inside into lobbyists and how Washington works. DVD caught and held our attention.

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tj_is_cool
Aug 11, 2012

Well acted but all the characters not likable.

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tauseef365
Jul 21, 2012

In the end, Abramoff was right - they're all a bunch of hypocrites. What he did was no different than what happens every day in Washington. His mistake was to be arrogant and greedy, to forget how to treat friends properly, and to get a stupid mattress salesman involved. Entertaining and smart film, with just a few flaws.

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rslade
Nov 17, 2011

You can compare this with "Charlie Wilson's War" or "Thank You for Smoking." It doesn't compare. Not that Spacey doesn't do a great job of acting: he does. However, the character is just *so* slimey (and more than a little egotistical) that you really can't ever care about him, or the story or movie. *And* nobody ever learns anything ...

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jimg2000
Sep 19, 2011

Surprised how entertaining the movie and Spacey were able to portray the wild but sad escapades of Jack Abramoff as the super lobbyists that brought down Tom Delay, Speaker of the House during Bush II's presidency ... unbelievable

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joseph
May 27, 2011

Fair - Casino Jack (2010) 108 min. The only real thing going for this film is Kevin Spacey's sometime eccentric portrayal of true to life Washington lobbyist, Jack Abramoff. If you're into political satire, this is a film for you. For me, it wasn't terribly engaging.

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