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Writer (WGA):
Larry David (written by)
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Release Date:
17 April 1998 (USA) See more »
A hilarious comedy from the co-creator of "Seinfeld" See more »
Two cousins and friends, Richie and Evan, go to Atlantic City to gamble. Richie loses all he has at... See more » | Add synopsis »
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not quite prime-cut Larry David material, but enjoyable all the same See more (42 total) »


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Jack Burns ... Eulogist
Viola Harris ... Selma Maxwell
Scott Erik ... Teenage Richie
Michael Resnick ... Teenage Evan

Steven Weber ... Evan Maxwell

Craig Bierko ... Richie Maxwell
Jennifer Leigh Warren ... Millie

Karen Sillas ... Joan
Robyn Peterman ... Roberta
Anthony Parziale ... Blackjack Dealer
Abraham Kessler ... Crap Dealer
Fred Goehner ... Floor Manager

Amy Hohn ... Waitress
Denise Bessette ... Cocktail Waitress

Angelo Tiffe ... Chauffeur

Orlando Jones ... Digby
Bari K. Willerford ... Truck Driver

Alan Wilder ... Irwin

Hiram Kasten ... Male Co-Worker

Kari Coleman ... Female Co-Worker
Rosanna Huffman ... Mr. Bell's Assistant

Philip Baker Hall ... Mr. Bell

Matt Keeslar ... Danny Pepper

Harry S. Murphy ... Anesthesiologist #1 (as Harry Murphy)

Deirdre Lovejoy ... Nurse Wells

Iqbal Theba ... Dr. Alagappan

Tamara Clatterbuck ... Nurse Donato
Helen Gordon ... Nurse Jamison (as Helen Anzalone)

Richard Gant ... Detective Crouch

James Macdonald ... Detective Frehill (as James MacDonald)

Ann Morgan Guilbert ... Mrs. Drier (as Ann Guilbert)
Harper Roisman ... Mr. Drier
Edith Yaron ... Fran

Jack Kehler ... Jack

John Toles-Bey ... Lee

Michael Krawic ... Larry

Sonya Eddy ... Nurse Loder

Jill Talley ... Lois

Bryan Gordon ... Doug

Rachel Crane ... Allie

Julie Claire ... Matisse

Patrick Fabian ... Palmer

Kevin Shinick ... Conner

Meredith Salenger ... Degan

Kristin Davis ... Riggs

Linda Wallem ... TV Producer

Ron West ... Dr. Ismer

Bruce Jarchow ... Dr. Dean
Marvin Braverman ... Bartender
Arthur Chobanian ... Man in Bar

Jack O'Connell ... Homeless Man

Tucker Smallwood ... Anesthesiologist #2

Mark Chaet ... Dr. Michaels
Rande Leaman ... Hospital Worker

Larry Brandenburg ... Landlord
James Gallery ... Mr. Lesser
Tom Dahlgren ... Mr. Havelock
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jan Citron ... Casino Cafe (uncredited)

Larry David ... Studio Executive / Annoying Doctor / Singing Bum (uncredited)
Jon Hayman ... Studio Executive (uncredited)

Directed by
Larry David 
Writing credits
Larry David (written by)

Produced by
Barry M. Berg .... executive producer (as Barry Berg)
Laurie Lennard .... producer
Yoli Poropat .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Victor Hammer (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Priscilla Nedd-Friendly 
Casting by
Marc Hirschfeld 
Meg Liberman 
Production Design by
Charles Rosen 
Art Direction by
Chas. Butcher  (as Chas Butcher)
Set Decoration by
Anne D. McCulley 
Costume Design by
Debra McGuire 
Makeup Department
John Caglione Jr. .... makeup artist: Atlantic City - New York unit
William A. Kohout .... hair stylist: Atlantic City - New York unit
Dorothea Long .... hair stylist
Dione Taylor .... head hair stylist
Brad Wilder .... makeup department head
Shelley Woodhouse .... makeup artist (as Shelly Collins)
Production Management
Richard Baratta .... production manager: Atlantic City/New York unit
Barry M. Berg .... production manager (as Barry Berg)
Tricia Miles .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Terry Ham .... second second assistant director: Atlantic City
Stephanie Kime .... dga trainee
Maura McKeown .... second second assistant director (as Maura T. McKeown)
Daniel Silverberg .... first assistant director
Ellie Smith .... second assistant director
Art Department
Raymond Camaioni .... construction coordinator
Rich Cline .... swing
Bryan Corbett .... carpenter
Glenn Forbes .... set dresser
China Fox .... assistant property master (as China Iwata)
Douglas Fox .... property master
Gregory Griffith .... swing
David P. Newell .... on-set dresser
Desmond O'Regan .... swing
Mick Rossman .... camera scenic artist
Michael P. Sweeney .... assistant property master
Stan Tropp .... set designer
Kenneth L. Westcott .... leadman
Gary J. Coelho .... laborer foreman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Daniel P. Church .... cable
Jim Fitzpatrick .... re-recording mixer
Avram D. Gold .... supervising dialogue editor
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Robert Janiger .... production sound mixer
James Matheny .... sound editor (as Jim Matheny)
Scott Millan .... re-recording mixer
Sarah Monat .... foley artist
Tom Nelson .... sound mixer: Atlantic City and New York
Josephine Nericcio .... assistant sound editor (as Josie Nericcio)
Andrew Patterson .... sound editor
Daniel Rosenblum .... boom operator: Atlantic City and New York (as Danny Rosenblum)
Renee Sabath .... assistant sound editor
Carolyn Sauer .... foley recordist
George W. Scott .... boom operator
Brad Sherman .... re-recording mixer
Randy Singer .... foley mixer
David Spence .... sound editor
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Jeff Watts .... sound editor
David A. Whittaker .... supervising sound editor
Paul J. Zydel .... adr mixer (as Paul Zydel)
Rick Mitchell .... foley editor (uncredited)
Elijah Schkeiban .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Mike Thompson .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Wolfgang Maschin .... motion control camera operator
Eric Pascarelli .... director of photography: opening titles
Mathieu Reid .... digital color timer
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt player
Roydon Clark .... stunt coordinator
John Robotham .... stunt double: Matthew Keeslar
Gary J. Wayton .... stunt double: Steven Weber (as Gary Wayton)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ben Beaird .... key grip
Michael F. Burke .... gaffer (as Michael F Burke)
Scott Carden .... grip
Linda R. Chen .... still photographer (as Linda Chen)
Glen Davis .... grip (as Glenn 'Bear' Davis)
Kimo Easterwood .... lamp operator
John Farmer .... dolly grip
Michael Fauntleroy Jr. .... second assistant camera
Michael A. FauntLeRoy .... first assistant camera
Douglas S. Holgate .... aerial director of photography
Todd Hotaling .... second assistant camera: Atlantic City and New York (as Todd R. Hotaling)
David Jarrell .... assistant lighting technician
Russell McElhatton .... Steadicam operator
Russell McElhatton .... camera operator: 'a' camera
Parker Meyer .... camera loader
Keith Middleton .... lamp operator
Steven R. Morales .... rigging gaffer
Chris R. Oliver .... grip (as Chris Oliver)
Douglas Pellegrino .... first assistant camera: Atlantic City and New York (as Doug Pellegrino)
James Scott .... lamp operator (as Jim Scott)
Alex Skvorzov .... chief lighting technician
Paul E. Sutton .... best boy grip
Casting Department
Sandy Holt .... adr voice casting
Mike Lemon .... local extras casting
Debby Romano .... casting associate (as Debby Gross)
Matthew Messinger .... casting: New York (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Diane Crooke .... costume supervisor
Gail A. Fitzgibbons .... Costume supervisor NY
Roberta Haze .... costumer
Julie Heath .... set costumer
Brenda Maben .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Andrew Blustain .... apprentice editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Gloria Kaiser .... color timer
Danny Miller .... first assistant editor
Bethany Orlemann .... second assistant editor (as Bethany Hyde Orlemann)
Gina Zappala .... assistant editor
Location Management
Ross C. Day .... location manager
Michael Schumacher .... assistant location manager (as Michael A. Schumacher)
Heidi Topper .... location manager: New York
David Westreich .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Arlene Fishbach .... music consultant
Robert Garrett .... music editor
Jonathan Wolff .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Mike Fenster .... transportation captain
Randy White .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Alexis Arnold .... production coordinator
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot: Atlantic City and New York
Jennifer Emrick .... office assistant
David Guilbeau .... craft service (as David 'Cajun' Guilbeau)
Harri James .... script supervisor
K. Lenna Katich .... production accountant
Brigette Lester .... production coordinator
Andrew Lipschultz .... publicist
Joseph Lombardi .... staff accountant
Phill Norman .... title designer: main titles
Eileen A. O'Donnell .... assistant production office coordinator
Anne Scott .... post-production accountant
Debbie-Lynn Siegel .... first accountant
Virginia Siman .... first aid (as Virginia M. Siman)
Shayne A. Wilson .... freelance script coordinator (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for language and sex-related humor
91 min | Argentina:92 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Germany:6 | Iceland:L | Portugal:M/12 (video premiere) | UK:15 | USA:R

Did You Know?

The film is included on the film critic Roger Ebert's "Most Hated" list.See more »
Continuity: (at around 1h) When Richard leaves the chiropractor's office and the cops pull up to talk to him, the potted plant on the right moves between shots. Note the position in relation to the little square window on the building.See more »
Studio Executive:Hey, they got their bad element just like anybody else. Somebody's going to steal a canoe at some point.See more »
Movie Connections:
String Quartet in G Major op.18, #2See more »


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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
not quite prime-cut Larry David material, but enjoyable all the same, 28 August 2007
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

Although it's been a long time since I've seen Sour Grapes, the experience of seeing it- preferably alongside another Seinfeld fan- was fairly pleasant, in that biting Larry David tone. This was the only time David wrote and directed a film, and it does show that he's giving a good try to tell a story within the framework of a film feature all the way through. It's somehow quite an entertaining piece of quietly (or not so quietly) deranged satire on envy, sexual frustration, and the condition of a principle of something. The premise is simple- two good friends go out to Las Vegas to gamble, one friend asks the other for a quarter for a slot machine, and via the quarter in the slot machine the guy wins a helluva lot of money. By the friend with the original quarter's estimation, a part of that change is his, but the friend now says that it isn't. A likely Seinfeld sub-plot is stretched out so that the ideas are given a little breathing room, even if one recognizes that, perhaps, it would be a masterpiece if it were simply a Seinfeld episode, or more appropriately a Curb Your Enthusiasm with even more acidic humor and total unease thrown at the situation.

Around the premise, David also tosses in a supporting character who has one of his testicles removed- the wrong one by the doctor, who is one of the friends- and despite his now high voice (ho-ho) he seeks out some payback. That's one of the clearest big gags, as obvious as it is, is the moment when the 'testicle-man', as one might be tempted to describe him, is told by the doctor that the wrong one was taken out during surgery, to his immediate fainted response in a cut-away. On top of this, David experiments with some stupid sex humor (not that there wasn't at least a little later on on CYE, eg Jeff's mother's ass at a stoplight), like with Bierko's character in the self-humiliation of not being able to, um, 'service' himself in a certain way, under the stress of the tear in the friendship. As mentioned, none of this really makes for the kind of classic comedy one might expect, or crave, from maybe one of the only geniuses (yeah, I said it) working in comedy today. But as almost something of a fluke, it does its job well.

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