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The Cooler

Bernie Lootz (William H. Macy) has such terrible luck that a Vegas casino owner uses him as a "cooler": no sooner does Bernie join a crap game than anyone with a hot hand immediately begins to lose. But then Bernie falls in love with a young cocktail waitress, Natalie (Maria Bello), and his magic suddenly shifts: now everyone around him wins, which is big trouble for Bernie.

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Released: Jan 17th, 2003
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Rating: R
Runtime: 101 Minutes
Genres: Drama / Romance
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The Cooler Main Cast

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William H. Macy
William H. Macy
plays Bernie Lootz
Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
plays Shelly Kaplow
Maria Bello
Maria Bello
plays Natalie Belisario
Shawn Hatosy
Shawn Hatosy
plays Mikey
Ron Livingston
Ron Livingston
plays Larry Sokolov
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • The Cooler contains at least one tribute to the films of Alfred Hitchcock. When Shelley is being shown the new jackpot machine during Bernie's "hot" scene, the demonstrator tells him he calls it Marnie, "y'know, 'cos she's one frigid broad!" This refers to Hitchcock's Marnie, in which Tippi Hedren plays a woman who is very sexually reticent. In addition, the film's trademark extreme worm's-eye-view shots from beneath card tables (of croupiers pushing casino chips into extreme close-up) and floors (of the soles of Bernie's shoes) may be homages to The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927), in which Ivor Novello is shot via a similar technique to increase tension.
  • Movie Goof (crew or equipment visible): 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.
  • William H. Macy said that when the film was shown in European film festivals, afterward people mostly discussed the script and the characters, but when the film was shown at American film festivals, people mostly discussed how good Maria Bello looked in her nude scenes.
  • The word "fuck" is used 101 times in the film, with its running time being 101 minutes.
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