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The Cooler Movie

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The Cooler is Bernie Lootz, a loser who has made his career out of his contagious bad luck. The Cooler plies his trade, working on the floor of Las Vegas' aging Shangri-La casino, an old-school gambler's casino, a dinosaur in the shadow of the new Strip and its theme-park attractions. In this purgatory of bright lights and chirping slots, Bernie drifts from table to table, his bad karma cooling one gambler's lucky streak after another. Like an inmate serving time, Bernie has been here for years, paying off a nasty gambling debt he owes to the Shangri-La's slippery Director of Operations, Shelly Kaplow. Bernie is just days away from fulfilling his debt when he meets Natalie, a new cocktail waitress at the Shangri-La. Natalie sweeps Bernie off his feet, and after a night of much-needed raucous sex, Bernie is in love. When Natalie starts to love him back, Bernie's luck starts to change. Feeling good for the first time in years, Bernie can't wait to leave Las Vegas and move on with his life with the woman of his dreams. But will Shelly let his most valued asset leave so easily?

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William H. Macy (as Bernie Lootz )
Alec Baldwin (as Shelly Kaplow )
Maria Bello (as Natalie Belisario )
Shawn Hatosy (as Mikey )
Ron Livingston (as Larry Sokolov )
Paul Sorvino (as Buddy Stafford )
Estella Warren (as Charlene )
Arthur J. Nascarella (as Nicky 'Fingers' Bonnatto )
Joey Fatone (as Johnny Cappella )
M.C. Gainey (as Highway Officer )
Ellen Greene (as Doris )
Don Scribner (as Lou )
Tony Longo (as Tony )
Richard Israel (as Marty Goldfarb )
Timothy Landfield (as The Player )

Directed By: Wayne Kramer
Written By: Frank Hannah & Wayne Kramer
Produced By: Lions Gate Films Inc.

Release Date (US): November 26th, 2003

Length of Movie: 1h 41min

MPAA Rating: Rated R for strong sexuality, violence, language and some drug use.

Budget: $

Opening Weekend: $128,973

The Cooler Soundtrack

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1. The Cooler
2. Better Life Motel / Tables On Fire
3. Candy - Rebecca Kyler Downs
4. You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me - Paul Sorvino
5. Shangri - La
6. Luck Be A Lady - Bobby Caldwell
7. Amateurs
8. Can I Steal A Little Love - Joey Fatone
9. Look In My Eyes
10. I'll String Along With You - Diana Krall
11. Heartbroken
12. My Funny Valentine - Tierney Sutton
13. Almost Like Being In Love - Nick D'Egidilo
14. Leaving Las Vegas

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