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PBS Premiere: August 22, 2000


Las Vegas — to many it's a 24-hour fantasy world filled with showgirls, high rollers and outrageous theme hotels. With a roll of the dice, 75 year-old Lou stakes everything to retire and start a new life there. But beneath the glittering surface of the city, Lou discovers a world quite different from his dreams. This compassionate portrait follows Lou and several other residents over a two-year period, documenting a community living in the shadow of the Las Vegas strip, where gambling is a constant temptation and reality is more subtle and stirring than any game.

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TAGS: addiction, aging, casino, gambling, las vegas, retirement

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Premiere Date: August 22, 2000

Filmmaker: Lisanne Skyler Bio | Interview


Lisanne Skyler
Lisanne Skyler

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