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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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Gunboy
Brodie Ross ...
Shabandar's Shoot Servant
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Mr Dunlop
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Gas Station Cashier
Ralph Alderman ...
Rodeo PA Man
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Cowboy 1 (Merle) (as Terence Parks)
Russ Dillen ...
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Grandma Merle
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Executive Wilson
Obi Abili ...
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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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A fake masterpiece. The perfect plan. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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

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Гамбит  »

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While ostensibly a remake of the 1966 film, the plot of this version is actually quite different. 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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Deep In The Heart Of Texas
Written by Don Swander and June Hershey (as June Hershy)
Performed by Moe Bandy
Master courtesy of K-Tel
Performed by Cameron Diaz
Master courtesy of Shabandar Productions Ltd
Published by Melody Lane Publications Inc c/o Peer Music (UK) Ltd
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A delightful lighthearted comedy
14 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

This film is about an art curator who decides to seek revenge on his horrible boss by tricking him to buy a fake Monet painting.

"Gambit" is a delightful lighthearted comedy about a heist that deviates from the plan. The original plan that Harry had was displayed in the beginning ten minutes of the film, then the rest of the run time is about how things do not go according to plan. Actually everything goes wrong and the situation becomes so hilarious. Colin Firth is great as a frustrated and disgruntled art curator, while Cameron Diaz is charming with her distinctive accent. She makes her character so interesting, her mischievous simplicity is a sharp contrast to how she gets things done in a well controlled manner. The ending twists are well executed, making it a truly Coen script. I find "Gambit" funny and entertaining.


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