Here is the very end of a final scene scenario about compulsive gambling (strictly the voices)
COSMOS CITIZEN (played by John Goodman) SAYS:
- ‘Use your odd, you’ [ the censored-cut ], tweny thousand with a little extra on top?
PLAYER (played by Mark Whalberg) ANSWERS:
- F@!k you!
Knowingly cutting the “on paper” performance of a regular car mount low speed follow cam scene starring John Goodman and Mark Wahlberg, the directors went straight over about it. It took me a while to finally read the non-spoken message: «Hey, wake up, you’re alive and no, we are not giving you old fashioned American trick that would “key in” a lump sum for you to take a longer break 😉 ». Those are the wise and careful Paramount’s post-producers and it’s true that Goodman’s leverage would have been affected by this kind of giant blind. They had to manage both the community, their role and the 2008 financial crisis.
Crucially different, “Rounders” ending make the gambler head to Atlantic city for some higher stakes. This makes me believe that its New-York taxi cab context was probably chosen from an elegant subset of low cost solutions, taking into consideration Malkovich’s chunk mainly due to his afterward disabilities to walk in a public shopping center without every non-local asking him the “Give that men his manee” with the special eastern Europe accent.