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The Big Town (1987)

R
109 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

It is 1957. J.C. Cullen is a young man from a small town, with a talent for winning at craps, who leaves for the big city to work as a professional gambler. While there, he breaks the bank at a private craps game at the Gem Club, owned by ...See moreIt is 1957. J.C. Cullen is a young man from a small town, with a talent for winning at craps, who leaves for the big city to work as a professional gambler. While there, he breaks the bank at a private craps game at the Gem Club, owned by George Cole, and falls in love with two women, one of them Cole's wife. Infuriated, Cole wagers everything on the craps table, including the Gem Club itself, and he and Cullen have it out. Written by Brian C. Madsen See less
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Director
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Clark Howard (novel "The Arm") | Robert Roy Pool (screenplay)
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Stuart H. Pappé (as Stuart Pappé)
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Opening weekend
$776,675
Gross (US & Canada)
$1,733,017
Gross (World)
$1,733,017
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Release date
Sep 25, 1987 (United States)

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52 cast members
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Matt Dillon
J.C. Cullen J.C. Cullen   See fewer
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Diane Lane
Lorry Dane Lorry Dane   See fewer
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Tommy Lee Jones
George Cole George Cole   See fewer
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Bruce Dern
Mr. Edwards Mr. Edwards   See fewer
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Lee Grant
Ferguson Edwards Ferguson Edwards   See fewer
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Tom Skerritt
Phil Carpenter Phil Carpenter   See fewer
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Suzy Amis
Aggie Donaldson Aggie Donaldson   See fewer
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David Marshall Grant
Sonny Binkley Sonny Binkley   See fewer
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Don Francks
Carl Hooker Carl Hooker   See fewer
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Del Close
Deacon Daniels Deacon Daniels   See fewer
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Meg Hogarth
Dorothy Cullen Dorothy Cullen   See fewer
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Cherry Jones
Ginger McDonald Ginger McDonald   See fewer
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Alvaro D'Antonio
Prager (as Mark Danton) Prager (as Mark Danton)   See fewer
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David James Elliott
Cool Guy (as David Elliott) Cool Guy (as David Elliott)   See fewer
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Steve Yorke
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Chris Owens
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Sean McCann
Roy McMullin Roy McMullin   See fewer
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Kevin Fox
Boss's Son Boss's Son   See fewer
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Marc Strange
Madigan Madigan   See fewer
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Don Lake
Patsy Fuqua Patsy Fuqua   See fewer
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Chris Benson
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Sarah Polley
Christy Donaldson Christy Donaldson   See fewer
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Kenneth McGregor
Bartender (as Ken McGregor) Bartender (as Ken McGregor)   See fewer
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Viki Matthews
Gem Club Dancer Gem Club Dancer   See fewer
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Cherie McGroarty
Gem Club Dancer Gem Club Dancer   See fewer
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Sandy Czapiewski
Gem Club Dancer Gem Club Dancer   See fewer
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Marie Siebert
Gem Club Dancer Gem Club Dancer   See fewer
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Julie Conte
Gem Club Dancer Gem Club Dancer   See fewer
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A.C. Peterson
Doorman (as Alar Aedma) Doorman (as Alar Aedma)   See fewer
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Sam Malkin
Bernstein Bernstein   See fewer
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Robert Morelli
Sideburns Sideburns   See fewer
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Murphy Murphy   See fewer
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Lolita Davidovich
Black Lace Stripper (as Lolita David) Black Lace Stripper (as Lolita David)   See fewer
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William Colgate
Gem Club Gambler (as Bill Colgate) Gem Club Gambler (as Bill Colgate)   See fewer
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William Forrest MacDonald
Gem Club Gambler Gem Club Gambler   See fewer
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Len Doncheff
Gem Club Gambler Gem Club Gambler   See fewer
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Michael Caruana
Gem Club Gambler Gem Club Gambler   See fewer
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Richard Comar
Gem Club Gambler Gem Club Gambler   See fewer
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Lubomir Mykytiuk
Gem Club Gambler Gem Club Gambler   See fewer
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Robert Ramsay Collins
Gem Club Gambler Gem Club Gambler   See fewer
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Errol Slue
Friendly Guy Friendly Guy   See fewer
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Gerry Pearson
Baptist Preacher Baptist Preacher   See fewer
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John Evans
Marvin Brown Marvin Brown   See fewer
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J. Winston Carroll
Detective (as J.W. Carroll) Detective (as J.W. Carroll)   See fewer
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Diane Gordon
Mrs. Rogers Mrs. Rogers   See fewer
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Gambler (uncredited) Gambler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bit (uncredited) Bit (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.9 / 10 | 1,678 votes