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Shade (2003)

R  |   |  Crime, Thriller  |  12 March 2004 (Thailand)
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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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Older Wiseguy (as Carl M. Mazzocone Sr.)
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Sal
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Tiffany
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Gas Station Attendant
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Club Patron #1
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Club Patron #2
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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

In the beginning of the movie, you see a lot of card cheating devices that have been used throughout the 19th and 20th Century. Among them is the Kepplinger holdout device which was the most popular card cheating device used. See more »

Goofs

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

Charlie Miller: [during a Mexican standoff, over the phone] Hello? No, I don't know anything about a fucking ring.
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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 »

Connections

References The Sting (1973) See more »

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Written by 'Michael Hayungs', 'Erik Jiru', 'Jeremy Mennella', Ken Rangkuty, 'Talia Mays'
Performed by 'The Golden Ratio'
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Shocked
22 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this was going to be a sleeper given the cast, but what I saw was very pedestrian at best. The plot was was OK, but the directing and/or the acting(usually that means the directing was lacking) was hard to watch. When Sly Stallone used Edward G. Robinson's line from "The Cincinnati Kid", I laughed out loud. How this classy cast ends up in this train-wreck is the real con. It tries to be The Sting, The Cincinnati Kid, A Big Hand for the Little Lady, but the script and direction just don't pack the gear. I felt no attachment to the characters, and the actors were allowed to phone in their lines. With the class-act cast of Gabriel Byrne, Thandie Newton, Jamie Foxx, and Hal Holbrook, I really expected an A movie at least, but this gets a C- at best.


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