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Gary Starke (Andy Garcia) was an orphan living on the streets at 13 who grew up to preside over a crew of street hustlers as the grand master of ticket scalpers. Charming, savvy, and honorable, Gary seems beloved by everyone until Linda (Andie MacDowell), the love of his life, dumps him. Tired of Gary's unreliability after eight years, Linda takes a scholarship to the Cordon Bleu in Paris to fulfill her dream of becoming a master chef. Gary, in a tailspin, is determined to win Linda back. However, his hated rival, Casino, chooses this moment of weakness to move in on Gary's position on the streets. Gary wants to fight, but Linda may never return to him if he continues scalping. A surprise announcement is made. Pope John Paul II will come to New York to perform Easter Mass at Yankee Stadium. It's Gary's big chance. With one last big score, he can quit scalping and win Linda back. Yet Casino (and the law) still stands in his way. Gary turns to his mentor, Benny (Richard Bradford), for guidance. With his help, Gary may find a different path around his desperation and win back the woman he loves. ~ Ron Wells, Rovi

  • Release date:August 18, 1999


Andy Garcia
as Gary Starke
Andie MacDowell
as Linda Palinsky
Richard Bradford
as Benny
Laura Harris
as Cyclops
Andre B. Blake
as Casino
Elizabeth Ashley
as Mrs. Palinski
Patrick Breen
as San Diego VInny
Fred Asparagus
as Zeus
Louis Mustillo
as Harry The Head
Ron Leibman
as Barry The Book
Chris Lemmon
as Alex
Don Novello
as Tony
Abe Vigoda
as Arty
Bill Irwin
as Ray Charles
Ronald Guttman
as Gerrard
Donna Hanover
as Realtor
Paunita Nichols
as Rhonda
Irene Worth
as Mrs. Haywood
Joe Frazier
as Frazier, Joe


Richard Wenk
Gary Lucchesi
Andy Garcia
Richard Wenk
Ellen Kuras
Rick Marotta
Composer (Music Score)
Christopher Cibelli
Franckie Diago
Production Designer
Henry Dunn
Art Director
John H. Starke
George Hernandez
Associate Producer
Joe Drago
Associate Producer
Marivi Lorido Garcia
Executive Producer
Yoram Pelman
Executive Producer
Andie MacDowell
Executive Producer
Karin Wiesel
Set Designer
Susan Lyall
Costume Designer
Les Lazarowitz
Sound/Sound Designer
Amanda Mackey-Johnson
Cathy Sandrich
Richard Eliano
Second Unit Director Of Photography