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Ever play seven degrees of Kevin Bacon? Or just plain seven degrees of seperation? The idea is everyone in Hollywood is seperated by seven people or less.

This movie is your secret weapon for that game.

Seriously, look at the cast list here; Seth Green, Whoopie Goldberg, Breckin Meyer, Cuba Gooding Jr, Jon Lovitz, Kathy Najimy, John Cleese, Rowan Atkinson, Wayne Knight…yeah I know a lot of these are second string, but that’s what makes this film so brilliant. Everyone gets something to do, everyone gets a chance to shine, it’s a true ensemble piece, and if you’ve never appreciated one of these actors before, this film will shed new light on thier talent.

From Imdb; Donald P. Sinclair has placed six separate gold coins in different slot machines in his casino. The lucky six who find these coins discover an opportunity of a lifetime: The chance to own $2 million. With the money locked up in a locker in New Mexico, these six contestants must now race each other, to be the first to the cash. There are no rules in place and everything that could possibly happen, does. Behind the scenes, Sinclair’s associates are placing their bets.

A good description, and a perfect setting to play to each comedians strengths while crafting a cohesive story. I laugh through this entire movie every time.

For some reaon, it failed to find an audience so you can still pick this up cheap, and I highly recommend that you do.

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