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Shade is set in the world of poker hustlers working the clubs and martini bars of Los Angeles. The tale unfolds as a group of hustlers encounter "The Dean" and pull off a successful sting ... See full summary »

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Girl in Hallway (as Holly Catarancuic)
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Doorman
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Shade is set in the world of poker hustlers working the clubs and martini bars of Los Angeles. The tale unfolds as a group of hustlers encounter "The Dean" and pull off a successful sting that results in their pursuit by a vengeful gangster. Written by <rdash@attcanada.ca>

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When gambling your life, leave nothing to chance. See more »

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Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for language, violence and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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12 March 2004 (Thailand)  »

Also Known As:

A nagy trükk  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,696 (USA) (9 April 2004)

Gross:

$10,696 (USA) (9 April 2004)
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Trivia

The hands seen performing card tricks in the beginning of the film belong to writer/director Damian Nieman (who's hand wears a spade ring), R. Paul Wilson, Jason England, and Earl Nelson, all real life card mechanics. Nieman also taught (along with Earl Nelson and R. Paul Wilson) Sylvester Stallone and Stuart Townsend how to perform their card tricks for the film. See more »

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When driving the Jaguar XK8 the inside shot shows the seats with no headrests. In next shot headrests are on their places. See more »

Quotes

Marlo: Excuse me, I'm vibrating.
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Crazy Credits

The credits list an "Erdnase Grip" and a "Mechanic's Grip." S.W. Erdnase was the pseudonym of the author of the book "Expert at the Card Table," which was referenced in this movie. A "mechanic's grip" is a special way to hold the cards that facilitates many common sleights (including dealing seconds and dealing from the bottom of the deck). See more »

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References House of Games (1987) See more »

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Licentious
Written by 'Michael Hayungs', 'Erik Jiru', 'Jeremy Mennella', Ken Rangkuty, 'Talia Mays'
Performed by 'The Golden Ratio'
Performed by 'The Golden Ratio'
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This movie is incredible go out and see it.
9 April 2004 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

I went to see Shade in Philadelphia on April 8th. This movie was so well directed and very well written. The actors in this movie were all incredible. The card handling in this movie is just incredible. If your a fan of blackjack this is the one movie to see. The incredible card tricks are just amazing. This movie keeps you in suspense from beginning to end. You never know what is going to happen. I would recommend this movie and it is worth seeing over and over and I don't say this about many movies. There are only a few and this is at the top of my list. I just wished that RKO pictures would have done more promoting on this movie. It also had a lot of funny scenes which was great. It was intense and it kept you on your toes from beginning to end.


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