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 ...
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Stallone plays a cop who comes undone after witnessing a brutal scene on the job. He checks into a rehab clinic that specializes in treating law enforcement officials. Soon, he finds that his fellow patients are being murdered one by one.
Charles S. Dutton,
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Rachael Leigh Cook,
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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
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 »
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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