Just the Ticket

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Just the Ticket
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Just the Ticket theatrical poster
Directed by Richard Wenk
Produced by Andy García
Gary Lucchesi
Written by Richard Wenk
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
  • February 26, 1999 (1999-02-26)
Running time
115 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $12,000,000
Box office $430,404

Just the Ticket is a 1999 film starring Andy García and Andie MacDowell. Garcia was also the producer. The film was originally titled The Ticket Scalper.


Gary Starke (Garcia) is a New York City ticket scalper who, in the old traditional style of scalping "works the street", known as "the walk", as opposed to the plethora of modern-day ticket brokers who ply the Internet for sales. Yet when his girlfriend Linda (MacDowell) gets enough of his lifestyle and leaves him, he decides to mend his ways and make one last big score, something that will help him win Linda back and straighten out his life. He finds his chance in an epiphanic moment; an opportunity to scalp a large stack of tickets to see the hottest show in town --- the Pope at Yankee Stadium.


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