With the help of their mentor Felix (Tim Curry), a group of the best friends and the first-time thieves - Julian (Balthazar Getty), Audrey (Olivia Williams), Holly (Stacy Edwards) and Kevin (Daniel London) - steal a valuable statuette for a ruthless black market art dealer. After the amateurs botch the delivery of the object d'art, the dealer kills Felix and forces the remaining four to "find" 1 million within a week's time of face certain death. Now desperate, the friends concoct a plan whereby each of them takes out $1 million life insurance policy on themselves. Consequently, if one of the friends dies, the others will collect on the policy and pay off the art dealer. Once the closest of friends, the down-and-out group must enter into a secret but lethal lottery to choose which one will be the victim and which will be the killer...
- Four Dogs Playing Poker review by JD
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You rated this film: 2
Despite a plot with which it should be relatively easy to create a thrilling drama I was bored to sleep by some incredibly average acting. Only Whitaker brought a glimmer of class and he was involved for about 5 minutes. Without this it would be a one star.