For fans of the old films based on the characters created by Damon Runyon this attempt to re-create four Runyon stories is almost sure to be a major disappointment. Rather than presenting a single story, the film weaves together four subplots, including a tale involving a nightclub singer
(Madonna) and a down-on-his-luck gambler (Randy Quaid); this is the film's most accomplished segment, mainly because of the fine performances of Madonna and Quaid. In another subplot, a socialite's (Julie Hagerty) party spirit is dampened by the arbitrary shooting of her pet parrot by a swarthy
thug. The third story give us another unlucky gambler (Matt Dillon), who becomes a murd...