The Cooler

The Cooler (2003)

When your life depends on losing... the last thing you need is lady luck.

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 2003-01-17
  • User Rating: 6.8/10 from 149 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 41min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Pierce/Williams Entertainment
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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Bernie works at a Las Vegas casino, where he uses his innate ability to bring about misfortune in those around him to jinx gamblers into losing. His imposing boss, Shelly Kaplow, is happy with the arrangement. But Bernie finds unexpected happiness when he begins dating attractive waitress Natalie Belisario.

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  • William H. Macy

    as Bernie Lootz
  • Alec Baldwin

    as Shelly Kaplow
  • Maria Bello

    as Natalie Belisario
  • Shawn Hatosy

    as Mikey
  • Paul Sorvino

    as Buddy Stafford
  • Estella Warren

    as Charlene
  • Ron Livingston

    as Larry Sokolov
  • Joey Fatone

    as Johnny Cappella
  • Arthur J. Nascarella

    as Nicky Fingers Bonnatto
  • M.C. Gainey

    as Highway Officer
  • Ellen Greene

    as Doris
  • Don Scribner

    as Lou
  • Tony Longo

    as Tony
Directing Wayne Kramer Director
Writing Frank Hannah Screenplay
Writing Wayne Kramer Screenplay
Production Alessandro Camon Executive Producer
Production Robert Gryphon Executive Producer
Production Joe Madden Executive Producer
Production Brett Morrison Executive Producer
Production Edward R. Pressman Executive Producer
Production John Schmidt Executive Producer
Sound Mark Isham Original Music Composer
Camera James Whitaker Director of Photography
Editing Arthur Coburn Editor
Production Michael A. Pierce Producer
Production Sean Furst Producer
Crew Noon Orsatti Stunt Coordinator
Art Toby Corbett Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Kristin M. Burke Costume Design
Art Alice Baker Set Decoration
Directing Rebecca Poulos Script Supervisor
Camera Jim Sheldon Still Photographer