Owning Mahowny


(out of 5)

Fascinating drama that charts the true story of a Toronto bank executive () who cooked his client’s books for two years in order to feed his own massive gambling addiction. Considered a colourless, unnoticeable suit at home, Hoffman flies down regularly to Atlantic City and is treated like a sheik by the manager () of the casino he frequents. It isn’t long, however, before his thieving ways catch up with him and his horrified girlfriend () learns about the life Hoffman has been leading. This wonderful little sibling to Casino features excellent direction by Love And Death On Long Island‘s Richard Kwietniowski, a mesmerizing lead performance by Hoffman and a host of terrific supporting roles by Driver, ,  and .

Alliance Atlantis Communications, Astral Media, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Natural Nylon Entertainment, Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit, Téléfilm Canada

Canada/United Kingdom2003

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on the book by

Cinematography by

Produced by , ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


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