Rated R

Set during the 1930s in Arkansas, Book of Numbers actually begins with Dave Green (Philip Michael Thomas) walking in a funeral procession a la New Orleans style.  Dave, who also serves as the film’s narrator throughout, shares his regret settling in the rural community of El Dorado.  From there, the storyline regresses to earlier in time when Dave and his mentor, Blueboy Harris (Raymond St. Jacques) first arrived to the small town.

The two men met when they worked as servers.  After saving their money, Blueboy enacts his plan to start a numbers game in El Dorado, where he previously lived.  Upon their return, he is reunited with old acquaintances, including Pigmeat Goins (Hope Clarke), and makes new friends such as Billy Bowlegs (D’Urville Martin).

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