GenreDrama, Thriller Music directorRob King, BC Smith Writerstory, Jim Gulian LanguageEnglish
Release dateJune 16, 2001 (2001-06-16) (Seattle)
October 28, 2003 (2003-10-28) WriterJeff Probst (story), Jim Gulian (story), Jeff Probst CastRyan Reynolds (Quigley), James Earl Jones, Matthew Lillard (Fishman), Carly Pope, Erik Palladino Similar moviesLucky You (2006), Deal (2008), The Cooler (2003), The Cincinnati Kid (1965), High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story (2003)
This crime drama by director Jeff Probst follows Tepper (Erik Palladino), a young man who discovers a wallet on the street. After Tepper contacts the wallets owner, Avery Phillips (James Earl Jones), he realizes that it has a winning lottery ticket inside worth millions. Teppers moral dilemma gets more complicated when his poker-playing crew, including Quigley (Ryan Reynolds) and Fishman (Matthew Lillard), arrive for their regular game, which involves betting with lottery tickets.
Finders Fee is a 2001 American film directed by Jeff Probst from his original screenplay.
The film takes place over the course of a single evening. Tepper, played by Erik Palladino, finds a wallet on his way home from work. He contacts the owner of the wallet by telephone, and then later discovers that the wallet contains the winning ticket in a $6 million lottery.
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Complications arise when Teppers friends come over for their regular poker night. One of the conditions of the game is that everyone purchase a ticket for the lottery, to be thrown into the pot. The game is played as a freezeout, with the winner collecting all the tickets and any prizes they may be worth. When the owner of the wallet, played by James Earl Jones, arrives, he realizes that the winning ticket is in the pot, and stays to play in the game.
The film received generally positive reviews from critics. The film holds a 60% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a "Certified Fresh" rating with a score of 60% based on reviews from 5 critics.
Finders Fee won the Golden Space Needle Award, given to the audiences choice for Best Picture at the 2001 Seattle International Film Festival.
Jeff Probst won the Best Screenplay (Feature Film) at the 2001 Method Fest Independent Film Festival.
James Earl Jones won Best Actor in a DVD Premiere Movie at the 2003 DVDX Awards.