THE TICKET is a shallow suspense drama about greed and survival featuring a group of smaller-than-life characters. The film betrays its made-for-cable origins.
Keith Reiker (James Marshall) is a Washington state charter pilot whose meager income can't pay the bills one winter. His weary wife CeCe (Shannen Doherty) decides to take their son Eric (Phillip van Dyke) and split for Spokane, where a retail- management job awaits. Then Keith discovers that a
lottery ticket he bought during a Denver stopover has hit the $23 million jackpot. Keith tentatively reconciles with CeCe and borrows a plane from airstrip owner Rita Martin (Heidi Swedberg), planning to fly himsel...