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Two for the Money Movie Review Summary

Actors: Al Pacino, Matthew McConaughey, Rene Russo, Armand Assante

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Two for the Money

Brandon Lang (McConaughey) loves sports, specifically football. He has made it to the final big college game and is looking forward to a professional career. On the final play, an injury ends his dreams, but he uses his knowledge and love of the game to successfully share his predictions via a Las Vegas 900 number all while keeping in shape in the hopes he will land a try-out.

One day six years later, the big call comes -- from Walter Abrams (Pacino), a "sports advisor." He offers Lang everything he could possibily imagine to work for him. Abrams is not all he appears to be. On the surface, he has a loving wife, a young daughter, and a thriving business. He also has heart problems, a host of addictions, and strong desire to manipulate everyone -- including those to whom he is the closest.

Abrams acts as a mentor to Lang, asking him to eventually develop a persona very different from his own. Abrams intimates that he wants a father-son relationship with the young man he is mentoring, but when Lang starts to lose his touch and Abrams his money, it appears the relationship may have been a con.

Memorable small roles for actors including Jeremy Piven (P.C.U., Cupid, et. al.), Gedde Watanabe (Sixteen Candles, Gung Ho, E.R.) , and Carly Pope (Popular).
This report prepared by ldpaulson








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   con-artist/white collar crime

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   Las Vegas

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language

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