The unluckiest man in Vegas - a guy whose bad luck is contagious - is used by the last of the old time mob run casinos to kill high rollers' action. That is, until he falls in love with a cocktail waitress and gets "lady luck," which throws the situation into reverse. Things turn nasty when the casino director tries to break up the romance.Written by
The movie is based near Fremont street, which is now known as the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas. It's the original Las Vegas casino area before the strip was developed. Only the aerial exterior shots were filmed in Las Vegas. The majority of the location shots were all filmed in Reno, Nevada. See more »
As the extras turn from the payout window when Bernie is in love and becomes "lucky", the dolly track can be seen on the floor and the actors are very consciously stepping through the rungs and looking down at it so they don't trip. See more »
Where's Bernie, they're killing us. Yeah, we need him right away.
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Maria Bello is mesmerizing in this movie! After I watched this for the first time, I couldn't get her beauty and her character out of my head. She has caught my eye once before on the movie "Payback" with Mel Gibson, and then this movie and the other movies I have seen with her in were somewhat disappointing. Yet, in "The Cooler", she gives the kind of performance that should bust her career wide open, but I don't think it ever happened, which is very sad. Looking at many of the leading ladies in the current state of movies, and all I see is perfect stars that don't have any depth of character. Yes, I know many actress are doing good stuff, but Maria has something special, something thats hard to explain, but there is no doubt in my mind that she has a lot of it. In conclusion to my boast of Maria Bello...I truly believe that a woman with her talent and beauty should be the lead actor in movies! I think the era of Julia Roberts is over...all hail Maria Bello! ;)
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