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Croupier Details


A man finds his personal and professional loyalties divides by his new career at a casino in this crime drama. Jack Manfred (Clive Owen) is a cocky, supremely confident man who wants to be a writer. Jack's long struggle to finish his first novel has landed him deep in debt, and his father (Nicholas Ball) volunteers to get him a job in a casino in London. While Jack doesn't gamble himself, he has the dexterity (and enough contempt for the game) to be a good dealer. He's soon making a tidy living as a dealer, despite the objections of his girlfriend, Marion (Gina McKee), who thinks his job is taking him away from his true calling as a writer. Against the orders of his boss, Jack has a fling with Bella (Kate Hardie), another dealer at the casino, and allows himself to be seduced by one of his customers, Jani (Alex Kingston). However, it turns out Jani wants more than sex from Jack; she and her compatriots have a plan to rob the casino and they want Jack to be their man on the inside. Croupier was directed by Mike Hodges, whose first film was the classic British thriller Mike Hodges. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:April 21, 1998


Clive Owen
as Jack Manfred
Kate Hardie
as Bella
Alex Kingston
as Jani de Villiers
Gina McKee
as Marion
Nicholas Ball
as Jack's Father
Rhona Mitra
as Girl with Joint
Alexander Morton
Doremy Vernon
as Woman #1
Rhona Mitra
as Girl with Joint


Mike Hodges
Jonathan Cavendish
Paul Mayersberg
Michael Garfath
Leslie Healey
Jon Bunker
Production Designer
Alexander Scherer
Art Director
Christine Ruppert
Martin Wiebel
Associate Producer
James Mitchell
Executive Producer
Caroline Harris
Costume Designer
Ivan Sharrock
Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Murray
First Assistant Director
Leo Davis
Jake Lloyd
Line Producer