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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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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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Lie, Cheat, Steal... your deal! See more »

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Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Many situations in the movie are references to the book on Dai Vernon by Karl Johnson, "The Magician and the Cardsharp". For example, Malini gets his name from a famous magician referred to in the book; and "shade" is defined as a cardsharp's cover move, as it is in the film. 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

Young Stevens: The correct term for this situation is "fucked".
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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 »

Soundtracks

Violin Sonata No.25 K.301, 2nd movement
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Cincinati kid's worst remake
11 January 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Please watch the original "Cincinati kid" if you have any respect for either poker or a good movie, even the quotes stolen directly from the original movie couldn't save the awful performance, quotes like" you were good kid, but as long as I am around you will always be the second best".

Amazingly enough Sylvester Stallone gives his best performance after "Rocky I" but everyone including himself knows that his best is nothing even close to the brilliancy of Edward G. Robinson or Steve McQueen.

please save yourself a headache about why all the known rules of poker are broken and ignored in this movie or why the background annoying "music" never stops throughout the whole movie and instead enjoy the original masterpiece, "Cincinati kid".

Unfortunately I had to watch this worthless piece of junk last night only because there wasn't anything else on TV and I was too tired to getup and go to my PC for some serious web surfing, wrong choice..


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