164 North State Street
Chicago, Illinois

2011, Alfons Adetuyi, Canada, 98 min.
With Colin Salmon, Karen Leblanc

A windswept northern mining town is the background to this tale of winners and losers when a man who schemes on a grand scale but lives small makes a risky leap for the big time. Sam (Salmon), 42 years old, a hard-drinking father of three, ex-Navy man, ex-miner, and soon to be ex-husband, takes to gambling at poker full time to bankroll his crazy plan to open a drive-in theater in Africa. A commanding performance by charismatic actor Salmon, who made his reputation in three James Bond films, makes Sam never less than compelling to watch as his life comes close to spiraling out of control in the grip of his cherished dream.

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