The Killing of a Chinese Bookie was released in the year 1976。The Killing of a Chinese Bookie is also called as Asesinato de un corredor de apuestas chino, Assassinat del corredor d'apostes xinès, Assassinio di un allibratore cinese, A Morte de Um Apostador Chinês, Kiinalaisen kiristäjän murhat, Meurtre d'un bookmaker chin, Ermordung eines chinesischen Buchmachers。
Cosmo Vitelli owns the Crazy Horse West, a strip joint in California. He's laconic, a Korean War vet, and a gambler. When we meet him, he's making his last payment on a gambling debt. Then, he promptly loses $23,000 playing poker at an illegal local casino. The guys he owes this time aren't so friendly, pressuring him for immediate payment. Then they suggest that he kill a Chinese bookie to wipe off the debt. Vitelli and the film move back and forth between the double-crossing, murderous insincerity of the gamblers and the friendships, sweetness, and even love among Vitelli, the dancers, a dancer's mother, and the club's singer, Mr. Sophistication.