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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

Writer:

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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Surviving Is Against All Odds See more »

Genres:

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 »

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Production Co:

Millennium Films See more »
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Runtime:

| (cut) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Joe Pantoliano shaved his hair off for this film. but would feature his look for The Matrix as Cypher, in which he would begin production on soon after this film was made. 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 Today You Die (2005) 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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This is funny and fun action romp!
2 June 2004 | by Keno27See all my reviews

This film is a great movie to pass the time! I was really pleasantly surprised. I bought it for $6.00 at Best Buy on a whim! I hadn't heard of the film and thought the worst after reading the three comments on here about it.

However, I'm always willing to give a new film a try and I'm glad I did! I didn't expect such a funny and quirky action movie. The cover doesn't lie about there being non-stop action. The pace of this film keeps moving.

Martin Kove is a delight to watch as the vicious yet soft hearted, dim wit of a robbing, murdering thug for hire. He is great! The best work I've seen him do although I basically only know him from one television role. After seeing his brilliant performance in this film, I can't understand why he's not in more films.

If you prefer to see a more serious action film or drama then this movie is not for you. I expected a lousy film and ended up with a delightful romp, of quirky characters, silly word play and lots and lots of action fun. Good movie!


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