Croupier

Date: 1998
Director: Mike Hodges
Production Company: Arte, Channel Four Films, La Sept-Arte

Stars: Clive Owen, Alex Kingston, Gina McKee, Kate Hardie, Nicholas Ball
Location(s): Buckinghamshire, London, North West Province (South Africa)

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Storyline:

An aspiring writer is hired as a casino croupier and his life becomes the subject of his best selling book.

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Jack Manfred Senior phones his Son from South Africa, telling him that he has fixed a job up for him. The Palace of the Lost City, Sun City Resort, North West Province, South Africa.

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After relectantly taking the job as a croupier, Jack Manfred (Clive Owen) sells his car to a car dealer (Barnaby Kay) to see him through until his first pay packet. Unknown location.

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The Dealer drives a hard bargain.

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Jack makes his way home to his girlfriend Marion. Unidentified location.

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After his first night at work, Jack accepts a lift from Matt, a fellow croupier. Unknown location.

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Matt drives out of the car park that stands opposite the casino.

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On his way to see Marion in town, Matt climbs the steps from the Underground station. Piccadilly Circus, London W1.

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Whilst walking through an arcade, Jack spots a display advertising South Africa through a travel agents window. Unidentified location.

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Jani de Villiers (Alex Kingston), a punter from the casino, approaches and strikes up a conversation.

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After completing another shift at work, Jack waves goodnight to Bella, another colleague.

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Bella (Kate Hardie) shouts for Jack to stop hitting a cheating gambler who attacked him in the street.

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After Bella calls at the flat and discloses that the two have slept together, Marion Nell (Gina McKee) tells Jack to follow her.

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Jack waits for Marion outside a theatre in town. Unknown location.

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Marion is met outside the theatre by Ross (Tom Mannion), a former work colleague.

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Jack takes Jani away to his friend Giles' for the weekend. Nether Winchendon House, Nether Winchendon, Buckinghamshire.

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Jani plays tennis with other house guests. Nether Winchendon House.

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After not seeing Jani for some time, Jack makes his way to the seedy room that she has moved into. Norfolk Square, London W2.

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When leaving The Acropolis restaurant with Lucy, he is amazed that she is the new owner of his old car. Unknown location or studio set?

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After Jack's book is published, Jani calls him from South Africa. Sun City Resort, South Africa.

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Jack Manfred Senior (Nicholas Ball) announces that he and Jani are to be married. Sun City Resort, Sun City, North West Province, South Africa.

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