R | | Drama, Romance
In an old school Las Vegas casino, its top gambling jinx breaks his curse when he falls in love, much to his boss' consternation.
The Cooler, budgeted at under $4 million, grossed $8,291,572 in the United States and $2,173,216 in foreign markets for a total worldwide box office of $10,464,788. The Cooler earned about $40 million more with DVD and online sales.
Where's Bernie, they're killing us. Yeah, we need him right away.
In the motel, when Shelly confronts Natalie, the camera and its operator are reflected in the upper right-hand corner of the mirror.
Maria Bello's face is reflected on the side of the "Lady Luck" hotel.
The film was cut by the MPAA to achieve an R rating.
$128,973 (USA) (30 November 2003)
$8,243,880 (USA) (21 March 2004)
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