The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)


Cosmo Vittelli, the proprietor of a sleazy, low-rent Hollywood cabaret, has a real affection for the women who strip in his peepshows and the staff who keep up his dingy establishment. He also has a major gambling problem that has gotten him in trouble before. When Cosmo loses big-time at an underground casino run by mobster Mort, he isn't able to pay up. Mort then offers Cosmo the chance to pay back his debt by knocking off a pesky, Mafia-protected bookie.

Director: John Cassavetes

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Vodly Score: 7.2/10 from 91 votes
Release Date: 1976-02-15
Status: Released
Run time: 135 min / 2:15
Production Company : Faces Distribution
Production Country: United States of America


Ben Gazzara
as Cosmo Vittelli
Timothy Carey
as Flo
Seymour Cassel
as Mort Weil
Robert Phillips
as Phil
Morgan Woodward
as The Boss
John Kullers
as The Accountant
Al Ruban
as Marty Reitz
Azizi Johari
as Rachel
Virginia Carrington
as Mama
Meade Roberts
as Mr. Sophistication
Derna Wylde
as Dancer
Alice Friedland
as Sherry
Donna Gordon
as Margo Donnar
as Haji
Kathalina Veniero
Jack Ackerman
David Rowlands
Eddie Shaw
Gene Darcy
Vincent Barbi
Val Avery
Elizabeth Deering
John P. Finnegan


Directing John Cassavetes Director
Writing John Cassavetes Writer
Production Al Ruban Producer
Crew Al Ruban Cinematography
Production Art Levinson Production Manager
Art Sam Shaw Production Design
Production Phil Burton Associate Producer
Sound Bo Harwood Original Music Composer
Sound Bo Harwood Sound Designer
Editing Tom Cornwell Editor
Crew Mitch Breit Cinematography
Sound Robert Knudson Sound Mixer
Art Phedon Papamichael Art Direction

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