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Owning Mahowny

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Dan Mahowny was a rising star at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. At twenty-four he was assistant manager of a major branch in the heart of Toronto's financial district. To his colleagues he was a workaholic. To his customers, he was astute, decisive and helpful. To his friends, he was a quiet, but humorous man who enjoyed watching sports on television. To his girlfriend, he was shy but engaging. None of them knew the other side of Dan Mahowny--the side that executed the largest single-handed bank fraud in Canadian history, grossing over $10 million in eighteen months to feed his gambling obsession.
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A bank manager (Hoffman) with:

(a) a gambling problem and

(b) access to a multi-million dollar account

gets into a messy situation. The movie is based on the true story of Dan Mahowny (Hoffman), a mid-level bank official that has a gambling problem. Dan will bet on almost anything and his addiction would result in a financial hole not easily climbed. It is here that Dan begins to use his title at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce to fraudulently steal money for week-end trips to Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Over his eighteen month spree, Dan was able to gamble over $10 million of the banks dollars.

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wasn't impressed
"Owning Mahowney", while perhaps true to real-life story it is based on, was not that interesting a film. I didn't feel any reason to care about Hoffman's character (Mahowney) or even Driver's character that much. The one interesting angle about the film is that it presents casinos with as little glitz or luxury as I've ever seen in a film. The drama is fairly subtle and by the end, I was hoping that Mahowney would get caught, just to end the film. Ultimately, I was bored by this film. If you like movies about gambling, I think you will be disappointed. If you like movies where Minnie Driver is wearing a bad wig, you might like it.

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Loved it
This movie is by far one of the top movie on my list. it shows how far a gambling addict would go for his satisfactions. Philip Seymour Hoffman did a great job in the movie and i love this quote in the movie when Hoffman temporarily stopped betting on track by his bookie, "What am I supposed to do? Go out to the track and watch ?"

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ADDICTION… The Root of All Evil!!!
ADDICTION… The Root of All Evil!!!

As we all know Addiction of anything is not good. So it don't matter whether it's Pepsi or gambling lol. Addiction makes you do something that u don' really wanna do but can't stop from doing it. Same thing happens in this movie.

Dan Mahowny a real nice guy who wants to keep his wife and friends happy but his gambling addiction makes him do things that he don't wanna do but can't help it. Access to million dollar account and he does fraud on fraud to keep his gambling addiction running. End Result : Largest one-man bank fraud in Canadian history.Take that suckers lol

This movie is solid entertainment on depression. Must watch!!!

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The addicting nature of the game we play
This movie is more or less about the addiction of gambling (kinda hits home when i realize that trading is a gamble itself

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Good movie
Whether or not you think of gambling as a vice, you can bet on Owning Mahowny

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DannyCaliOc Sushi, CA

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Good movie
this is not a con movie, it is far more clever than that. It is a detailed and devastating study of a gambling addiction.

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Degarza22 Laredo, Tx

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Shows a double-life
Show the secret life of Dan Mahown, a work-a-holic who rose to to assistant manager of Canadians's bank major branch in the heart of Toronto's financial district. Dan seemed to have different personalities and noone would ever guess Dan had executed the largest single-handed bank fraud in Canadian history, grossing over $10 million in eighteen months to feed his gambling obsession. Highly recommend

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An addict portrayed
Really shows the gambling addiction and the world of casinos. Great film.

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