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Revolver (2005)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  22 September 2005 (UK)
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Gambler Jake Green enters into a game with potentially deadly consequences.

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Storyline

After seven years in solitary, Jake Green is released from prison. In the next two years, he amasses a lot of money by gambling. He's ready to seek his revenge on Dorothy (Mr. D) Macha, a violence-prone casino owner who sent Jake to prison. He humiliates Macha in front of Macha's lieutenants, leaves, and keels over. Doctors tell him he has a rare disease and will die in three days; Macha also puts a hit out on him. Loan sharks, Zack and Avi, demand Jake's cash and complete fealty in return for protection. Jake complies, and through narration and flashbacks, we watch him through at least three days of schemes, danger, and redemption. Who is his greatest enemy? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Your mind will not accept a game this big


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

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$41,820 (USA) (7 December 2007)

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$75,420 (USA) (14 December 2007)
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Harvey Keitel passed on this project. See more »

Goofs

When Sorter shoots the last guy out the window he has a clip in his gun that 3-4" longer than the butt of the gun but when he immediately puts the gun into his waistband after shooting the last guy the clip does not extend beyond the butt of the gun. See more »

Quotes

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Jake Green: One thing I've learned in the last seven years: in every game and con there's always an opponent, and there's always a victim. The trick is to know when you're the latter, so you can become the former.
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening or end credits. Only the distributor (EuropaCorp) and the production company (Revolver Pictures Ltd) are credited at all. The ending has several minutes of blank screen and piano music. This seems to be a deliberate choice by the director to reinforce the movie's philosophical themes. See more »

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References The Usual Suspects (1995) See more »

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Lacrimosa
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Played during the scene where Jake Green falls down the stairs
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Well, I liked it...
30 September 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I always enjoy seeing movies that make you think, and don't just drip-feed the answers to their audience. "Revolver" is one of these films, and although many reviewers have stated that it is difficult to follow, with a bit of concentration and an open mind I got it. First time. True, it doesn't compare to other mind-mucks like "The Usual Suspects" or "Memento", but in its own right its an intelligent and thought-provoking film.

Another thing I really liked about this film is how damn beautiful it is. Every scene, every camera angle seems to have been thought about for ages. If you see it you'll know what I mean.

So, to conclude... watch it with an open mind and you may enjoy it. If not, well, no-one ever said "Revolver" is for everyone. And that's my 2 cents.


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