After prematurely concluding that they have lost the grand prize, 3 of the 4 friends leave the bingo game only to learn that the fourth friend [Chips] and rival of Irene has played their bingo card, and won the money. She also starts an affair with the lounge singer and is confronted by a mob of the townspeople in her beaty salon. She gives the money back and the ladies head to Las Vegas with one of the friends [Millie] succumbing to cancer. Written by
A short film comedy about friendship, bingo and death
Did You Know?
The producers used real bingo players from Pittsburgh for the featured scene in which Bobby Diamond Jr. emcees and performs. Many of the bingo players thought the actor (Tom Stoviak
) was in real life a lounge singer and were impressed with his act. The director however was not and instructed the producer 'Pat Shea' to ask Tom to stop entertaining the bingo extras in between takes. The scene was filmed inside the Homestead Carnegie Library on a muggy August day with temperatures inside the library reaching 100 degrees. Stoviak had to be persuaded by the producer not to walk off the set. See more