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The Killing of a Chinese Bookie Movie Posters

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The Killing of a Chinese Bookie Movie Posters


Original Vintage Movie Posters @ Film/Art Gallery

Welcome to the official Film/Art Gallery collection of the vintage original The Killing of a Chinese Bookie movie posters, where we provide a substantial choice of artwork for one cinema's ultimate gems.

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie is an American neo-noir crime film released in 1976. The film is written and directed by John Cassavetes and starring Ben Gazzara. A rough and gritty film, this is the second of the pair's three collaborations, following Husbands and preceding Opening Night. Timothy Carey, Seymour Cassel, Morgan Woodward, Meade Roberts, and Azizi Johari appear in supporting roles.

John Cassavetes took this film after exploring domestic melodrama during A Woman Under the Influence. In The Killing of a Chinese Bookie,  Ben Gazzara plays Cosmo Vitelli, the owner of a sleazy strip joint, who loses $20,000 at a mob gambling club owned by a little time gangster (Seymour Cassel). Since Cosmo doesn't have the $20,000, he's forced to murder a Chinese bookie so as to clear his debt to the mob. What Cosmo doesn't know is he's a part of a set-up, with the bookie really being a West Coast mob boss protected round the clock by bodyguards. The mobsters figure that Cosmo is going to be killed in an impossible hit and that they can take over his nightclub. However, Cosmo proves luckier than the mobsters think -- he manages to kill his target, and now the mobsters need to hunt Cosmo and kill him. The movie was subsequently re-edited by Cassavetes to 109 minutes from 133 minutes,.

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