The Cooler is a American romantic drama film directed by Wayne Kramer. The original screenplay was written by Kramer and Frank Hannah. In old-school gambling parlance, a casino " cooler " is an unlucky individual, Cinematography : James Whitaker. Crime · In an old school Las Vegas casino, its top gambling jinx breaks his curse when he falls in love, much to his boss' consternation. There are a lot of rumors around that Casinos employ " coolers ". It is said that when someone is having a winning-streak, that a " cooler " is sent.