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The Resource Owning Mahowny, produced by Andras Hamori, Seaton McLean, Alessandro Camon ; directed by Richard Kwietniowski

Owning Mahowny, produced by Andras Hamori, Seaton McLean, Alessandro Camon ; directed by Richard Kwietniowski

Label
Owning Mahowny
Title
Owning Mahowny
Statement of responsibility
produced by Andras Hamori, Seaton McLean, Alessandro Camon ; directed by Richard Kwietniowski
Contributor
Director
Producer
Production company
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Polite, mild-mannered Dan Mahowny is an assistant bank manager with a head for numbers, a knack for making decisions, and a devastating appetite for gambling. Dan Mahowny is the unlikely hero who takes on two of the financial institutions everyone loves to hate, the bank and the casino, and, for a brief moment, he wins. The most remarkable thing about this phenomenal story of $10.2 million of siphoned bank funds, staggering levels of embezzlement, and millions upon millions of dollars funneled through the gambling networks, is that its central character is unphenomenal. He isn't interested in the glamorous perks casinos offer big spenders. It never occurs to him to save any of his winnings. He lives for the thrill of the bet. And that thrill drives him to incredible lengths of ingenuity and stamina. He is, in the purest sense imaginable, an addict. The backdrop of the story is 1982, deemed by economists as the beginning of the excessively profitable Reagan bull market. Banking confidence is high and scrutiny is low. This tidily overlaps with the world of casinos which are a stock exchange for the libido. It is a limitless world based on win or lose, where the win always seems within reach, yet stretches to infinity. By day, Mahowny works obsessively in the bank; by night, he gambles obsessively on sports, ponies and at the rare gambling tables, but is no Jekyll and Hyde. His personality remains constant throughout. So contradictory, yet complementary, is his behavior that his girlfriend, Belinda, a clerk at the same branch, has to struggle to reconcile their romance. Indulged by the management of the bank which flatters itself for having found its own wunderkind, nurtured by the Atlantic City casino manager who sees the banker as a meal ticket to Vegas, Mahowny finds himself in a gambler's paradox - playing with increasing odds in order to win back the limitless funds which are his to take as long as he doesn't get caught. When this reluctant high-roller is finally arrested, Mahowny reveals that since his twelfth birthday, he hasn't gone more than 72 hours without placing a bet. His compulsive nature comes to the surface in a most astonishing way - he asks the police to call the bank. He's worried about being late for work
Awards note
  • Won 2004 Chlotrudis Awards, Best Actor
  • Won 2003 Durban International Film Festival, Best Actor
  • Nominated 2004 Genie Awards, Best Motion Picture
  • Nominated 2004 Genie Awards, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
  • Nominated 2004 Genie Awards, Best Screenplay, Adapted
  • Nominated 2004 Genie Awards, Best Achievement in Music - Original Score
  • Won 2004 Vancouver Film Critics Circle, Best Actor - Canadian Film
  • Nominated 2004 Vancouver Film Critics Circle, Best Film - Canadian
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In English
PerformerNote
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Minnie Driver, Maury Chaykin, John Hurt, Ian Tracey, Sonja Smits, Chris Collins
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hámori, András
  • McLean, Seaton
  • Camon, Alessandro
  • Kwietniowski, Richard
  • Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
Runtime
105
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Embezzlement
  • Compulsive gamblers
  • Casinos
  • Gambling
Target audience
adult
Label
Owning Mahowny, produced by Andras Hamori, Seaton McLean, Alessandro Camon ; directed by Richard Kwietniowski
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed December 08, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP3361304/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (105 minutes)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)971292430
Video recording format
other
Label
Owning Mahowny, produced by Andras Hamori, Seaton McLean, Alessandro Camon ; directed by Richard Kwietniowski
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed December 08, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP3361304/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (105 minutes)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)971292430
Video recording format
other

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