Casino Jack

Synopsis: A hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder.
Director(s): George Hickenlooper
Production: ATO Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

You know, I do a sh*t load of

reading and studying and praying

and I've come to a few

conclusions I wanna share.

People look at politicians

and celebrities on the TV and

the newspapers... glossy

magazines, what do they see?

"I am just like them."

That's what they say.

"I'm special. I'm different.

I can be anyone of them."

Well, guess what? You can't!

You know why? Cause in reality,

mediocrity's where most people lived.

Mediocrity is the elephant

of the room. Ubiquitous!

Mediocrity's in your schools, it's

in your dreams, it's in your family.

Those of us who knows this,

those of us who understand

the disease of the dull,

we do something about it.

We do more because we have to. The

deck was always stack against us.

You're either a big

leader or you're a slave

clawing your way onto the sea train.

Some people said Jack Abramoff moved

too fast, Jack Abramoff cuts corner.

Well, I said to them,

if that's the difference

between me and my

family having a good life

and walking the news in the

subway everyday... then so be it.

I'll not allowed my family to be slaves.

I will not allowed the world

I touched to be vanilla.

You said I'm selfish, f*** you!

I gave back, I gave back plenty.

You said I've got a

big ego? F*** you twice!

I'm humbly grateful, for the

wonderful gifts that I received

here in America... the

greatest country on this planet.

I'm Jack Abramoff, and oh

yeah, I worked out every day.

Mr. Sprague? Susan Schmidt

of the Washington Post.

-Find it alright?

-Yeah, thanks for seeing me.

I've got a lot of questions for you.

-Jack Abramoff, right?

-I hear he was charging

the tribe an exorbitant fees.

-30 million or more.

-So, I guess you've met

his partner Mike Scanlon too?

Oh yeah, he's a real cowboy.

Looks like they might

be in some troubles.






Hey, I've been calling

you all day, dude.

-Where are you?

-I'm in L.A.

What the f*** are you doing in

L.A.? Our world's collapsing here.

Wait! What have you heard?

Are you going to be indicted?

Like a federal marshall

is looking for me, okay.

-I had a hundred media calls today.

-We're under horrific assault from the

-workforce, that isn't our culture.

-I know... I know,

Hey, you're the only one

that returned my call.

The president probably destroying

every picture he ever took with you.

Well, you're no one in this

town until you've met us.

That isn't funny, Jack.

Don't f***ing mess with my qi here.

I'm serious. We're

super f*** here, okay.

They're calling us the

new Watergate, Jack!

We're about to be on the nightly news.

Step up to the line.

Dear Mr. President, I write you

this petition with hope and prayers.

As a man of faith, I've come to

see God moves in mysterious way.

After we're born, he gave

us the choice of two paths.

-Please don't smile.

-I am not smiling.

Accept the world the way it is.

Or see it for how we

might want it to be.

I need a right.


To me, the choice was obvious.

How long you'll be holding me here?

You can get that

information from your lawyer.

I do get my own cell, right?

I only eat kosher, okay.

You do serve kosher!?

Mr. Abramoff, this is a federal

holding facility. It is not kosher.

Jack Abramoff.


What are you in for, Snake?

Assault and battery, resisting

arrest... chicken sh*t

... things like that. How about you?

Oh me? I work in D.C.

-I am a lobbyist.

-Lobbyist. That against the law?


- Noun

legislation on behalf

of a special interest.

to influence public

officials to take a desired action.

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