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Top of the World (1997)

In Las Vegas for a quicky divorce, a just-paroled ex-cop and his wife wander into the Top of the World Casino, run by the shady Charles Atlas. They win big, right as the casino is being ... See full summary »

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Sidney J. Furie

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Bart Madison
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Weller ... Ray Mercer
Dennis Hopper ... Charles Atlas
Tia Carrere ... Rebecca Mercer
David Alan Grier ... Detective Augustus
Joe Pantoliano ... Vince Castor
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Captain Hefter
Peter Coyote ... Doc 'The Butcher'
Julie McCullough ... Ginger
Martin Kove ... Carl
Kevin Bernhardt ... Dean
Eddie Mekka ... Joe Burns
Derek Anunciation Derek Anunciation ... Fredo
Dell Yount ... Mac
Alexander Mervin Alexander Mervin ... Benny
Michael DeLano ... Lieutenant De Rosa (as Michael Delano)
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In Las Vegas for a quicky divorce, a just-paroled ex-cop and his wife wander into the Top of the World Casino, run by the shady Charles Atlas. They win big, right as the casino is being robbed. The police believe their big win was a staged diversion, and the two of them become suspects. Over the course of the evening and next morning, the two attempt to escape to surrounded casino, and to prove their innocence, as well as to save their marriage. Written by Jason A. Cormier <wildrose@mindspring.com>

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Life Is A Gamble... Let It Ride! See more »

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1998 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

Cold Cash See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Millennium Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Cary Hiroyuki-Tagawa and Tia Carrere both starred in the film, Rising Sun which came out 4 years after this film was released. See more »

Quotes

[In the casino near the slot machine]
Ginger: What are you starin' at?
Ray Mercer: Honey, where I'd just been you get a lot of trouble for staring. What's your name?
Ginger: Ginger.
Ray Mercer: Ginger, do me a favour, will you? I'm not allowed to gamble. So all you have to do is just walk up, put the two Twenties in the machine and pull that lever. Whatever we win we'll make fifty fifty. What do you say?
Ginger: Oh, no!
Ray Mercer: Come on. You're my lucky star!
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Connections

Edited into Disaster (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

ON TOP OF THE WORLD
Words & Music by Robert O. Ragland, Marc Tanner, & Ron Aniello
Performed by Shane Minoa
Produced by Robert O. Ragland, Marc Tanner, Alan Oldfield & Marc Greene
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The good and the bad
8 March 2012 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

This is a production from the Nu Image/Millennium Pictures movie company, and if you have seen any of their other movies, you probably know that on a technical level the movie will succeed. Indeed, "Top Of The World" is a very good-looking movie. The cinematography is great, there are some great locations that will make you wonder how the filmmakers got permission to run amuck on, and there are some good action sequences.

Unfortunately, some key parts of the movie are definitely lacking. The characters could have been better written - as it is, there is no real character that interests you and makes you hope he or she will prevail. These poorly written characters may be why the acting is not always very enthusiastic by the once-in-a-lifetime cast. Also, the various plot twists and character backstabbings become confusing after a while.

Not a terrible movie, but it's kind of lacking. I would only recommend you watch it if nothing else better is playing on TV.


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