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Revolver (2005)

Gambler Jake Green enters into a game with potentially deadly consequences.

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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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£882,814 (UK) (23 September 2005)

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

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It is obvious that the first chess game between Avi and Jake, is drastically sped up, however Jake mates Avi with his queen which we just saw Avi capture. See more »

Quotes

[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

There are six title cards carrying quotes (some real, some made up) which appear, the first four before the film starts; the ideas in the quotes are referred to in the dialogue. 1. "The greatest enemy will hide in the last place you would ever look." - Julius Caesar, 75 B.C. 2. "The only way to get smarter is by playing a smarter opponent." - Fundamentals of Chess, 1883 3. "First rule of business, protect your investment." - Etiquette of the Banker, 1775 4. "There is no avoiding war, it can only be postponed to the advantage of your enemy." - Niccolo Machiavelli, 1502 At 1:13 : 5. "The only real enemy to have ever existed, is an internal one." - The Road to Suicide, pg1, line 1 At 1:36 : 6. "Your friends are close, but your enemy is closer." - The Road to Suicide, pg1, line 2 See more »

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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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