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Two grifters - boyish, likable Rodrigo and the scheming, cynical Richard - meet by chance. Richard, who has cheated everyone he knows, including his siblings, is missing his partner, so he offers Rodrigo a job for a day. Rodrigo accepts because he has some savings, but needs more to pay his father's gambling debts. Richard gets a call when an aging, ill ex-associate needs help to sell a forged treasury note to a businessman whose visa is expiring the next day, a wealthy man who sees a chance to turn a quick profit buying what he thinks is a stolen document. When the con men have to improvise, Richard asks Rodrigo to use his savings to set up the deal. Is Rodrigo being conned? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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$283,209 (USA) (10 September 2004)

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$923,426 (USA) (22 October 2004)
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The writing credit for Steven Soderbergh is Sam Lowry, which is the protagonist of the film Brazil (1985). Soderbergh also used this pseudonym on The Underneath (1995). See more »

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When Richard and Rodrigo are walking down the street, the briefcase jumps from Richard's left hand to his right hand (next to Rodrigo). See more »

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Richard Gaddis: [speaking to Rodrigo] You have one thing money and practice can't buy - you look like a nice guy.
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Remake of Nine Queens (2000) See more »

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El Corrido De Juan Garcia
Written by Homero Morales
Performed by Los Pinguinos Del Norte
Courtesy of Arhoolie Productions, Inc.
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Collosal Waste of Time (and Talent)
9 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Someone needs to tell Reilly to hire a new agent. I thought he was above this kind of crap. I begrudgingly sit through 1.5 hours of this only to find out he was being set up by all the but players all along. So we're presupposed to the fact that this was all a master rouse from the start and that John's character just "happens" to find the kid in the cascino as his unwitting accomplice? Give me a freaking break.

I'm all for the suspension of disbelief when watching movies, but this was too much to ask the viewer. There are a dozen other ways to have contrived an justifiable plot without putting the viewers through the ordeal and offering the surprise at the end. This just sucked. I was angry that I had spent my time to watch it- I highly advise that you save yours and pass on this lump of dirt.


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