Finder's Fee DVD cover
|Directed by||Jeff Probst|
|Produced by||Brad Van Arragon
|Written by||Jeff Probst, from a story by Jim Gulian|
James Earl Jones
|Music by||Rob King
B. C. Smith
|Edited by||Brian Berdan|
|Distributed by||Lions Gate Entertainment
|Release date(s)||June 16, 2001Seattle)
October 28, 2003
|Running time||100 minutes|
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.
|James Earl Jones||Avery Phillips|
|Frances Bay||Mrs. Darmsetter|
|Robert Forster||Officer Campbell|
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.
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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