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Revolver (2005)

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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
French Paul (as Terrence Maynard)
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Teddy (Billy's Bodyguard)
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Vincent Riotta ...


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

22 September 2005 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Revólver  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£882,814 (UK) (23 September 2005)


$75,420 (USA) (14 December 2007)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The stack of bills Avi sniffs are $12 bills. The written-out words also say "Twelve". See more »


When Zach points his gun at Jake in the elevator, the hammer on the gun goes from down to up between shots. See more »


[first lines]
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

The Netflix version has normal end credits. Over the first part of the end credits, eight different "shrinks" (including six Ph.D.s and one M.D.) briefly discuss concepts in the movie. See more »


References The Usual Suspects (1995) See more »


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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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