Finder's Fee

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Finder's Fee
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Finder's Fee DVD cover
Directed by Jeff Probst
Produced by Brad Van Arragon
Katy Wallin
Shawn Williamson
Written by Jeff Probst, from a story by Jim Gulian
Starring Erik Palladino
James Earl Jones
Ryan Reynolds
Dash Mihok
Matthew Lillard
Robert Forster
Music by Rob King
B. C. Smith
Cinematography Francis Kenny
Edited by Brian Berdan
Distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment
Silverline Pictures
Release dates June 16, 2001 (2001-06-16) (Seattle)
October 28, 2003 (2003-10-28)
Running time 100 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Finder's Fee is a 2001 American film directed by Jeff Probst from his original screenplay.

Plot[edit]

The film takes place over the course of a single evening. Tepper, played by Erik Palladino, finds a wallet on his way home from work. He contacts the owner of the wallet by telephone, and then later discovers that the wallet contains the winning ticket in a $6 million lottery.

Complications arise when Tepper's friends come over for their regular poker night. One of the conditions of the game is that everyone purchase a ticket for the lottery, to be thrown into the pot. The game is played as a freezeout, with the winner collecting all the tickets and any prizes they may be worth. When the owner of the wallet, played by James Earl Jones, arrives, he realizes that the winning ticket is in the pot, and stays to play in the game.

Cast[edit]

Actor Role
Ryan Reynolds Quigley
Erik Palladino Tepper
Matthew Lillard Fishman
Dash Mihok Bolan
James Earl Jones Avery Phillips
Carly Pope Carla
Frances Bay Mrs. Darmsetter
Robert Forster Officer Campbell

Reception[edit]

The film received generally positive reviews from critics. The film holds a 60% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a "Certified Fresh" rating with a score of 60% based on reviews from 5 critics.

Awards[edit]

Finder's Fee won the Golden Space Needle Award, given to the audience's choice for Best Picture at the 2001 Seattle International Film Festival.

Jeff Probst won the Best Screenplay (Feature Film) at the 2001 Method Fest Independent Film Festival.

James Earl Jones won Best Actor in a DVD Premiere Movie at the 2003 DVDX Awards.

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