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Gambit (2012)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 21 November 2012 (UK)
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An art curator decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss by conning him into buying a fake Monet, but his plan requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen.

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Gas Station Cashier
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Rodeo PA Man
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Cowboy 1 (Merle) (as Terence Parks)
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Fiona (Secretary)
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Curator Harry Deane is an expert in fine art, but he's equally accomplished in taking abuse from his insolent boss. That's about to change. The plan - trick the avid art collector into buying a fake Monet painting. To assist in the heist, Deane hires a rowdy Texas cowgirl to help him fool the richest man in England. But as the plan begins to unravel, Deane finds he is falling in love with the rodeo queen, ensuing further complications. Written by Anonymous

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Revenge is a work of art. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content, partial nudity and a rude gesture | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Hugh Grant, Sandra Bullock, and Ben Kingsley were originally attached to play Harry Deane, PJ Puznowski and Lord Lionel Shabandar. See more »

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The stunt double used for PJ in the calf roping scene is heavier than Cameron Diaz. See more »

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The Major: [narrating] This is the story of my brave, foolish friend Harry Deane. Mr. Deane's work as a curator in London had gone, he felt, largely unappreciated. He told me of countless insults suffered at the hands of his employer, Lionel Shahbandar, media tycoon, art collector, and an absolute brute of a fellow.
Lionel Shahbandar: [covered in mud] Do not touch my person! You, idiot...
Man: Yes, my lord.
Lionel Shahbandar: ...give me your boot.
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Opening credits are shown over cartoon characters performing odd actions with artwork and elevators. See more »

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Referenced in Unikal'noe pozdravlenie (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Ain't That A Kick In The Head
Written by Sammy Cahn and James Van Heusen
Performed by Masashi Fujimoto and The Guy Barker Nonet
Published by Maraville Music Cory ©1961
Master courtesy of Shabandar Productions Ltd
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A Very Funny Movie.
28 June 2013 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

A very funny movie. I saw the movie in Berlin with a mostly German audience. The laughter started slowly and then built to a continual roll. Colin Firth is such a good actor who can do both drama and comedy. My favorite comic bit in the movie is his wandering around the hotel in his boxer briefs, jacket and tie, a comic routine reminiscent of some of the great screwball scenes in movies like Bringing Up Baby and The Awful Truth. Alan Rickman gives a great performance once again acting with his mouth. Cameron Diaz who is usually over the top obnoxious in movies brings a touching tenderness to what could have been a brash and obnoxious character. I am not sure how to describe this comedy. It is neither farce nor slapstick but has elements of both. What it is is a funny, sly and witty comedy without any over the top situations, car crashes or violent scenes. I hope it makes it to the States so I can see it again.


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