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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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Mr Dunlop
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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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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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Гамбит  »

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Trivia

Jennifer Aniston was considered for the role of PJ Puznowski. 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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One O'Clock Jump
Performed by The Guy Barker Nonet
Written by Count Basie (as William Basie)
Published by EMI Partnership Ltd
Master courtesy of Shabandar Productions Ltd
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Largely laugh-free misfire
2 March 2015 | by (Birkenhead United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

(36%) An enormously average crime caper from the hands of people who we know can do much better. The cast was there, so were the writers, and the director isn't exactly a first timer. So what went wrong? First of all all the characters are HUGE stereotypes, and I do know that this is based around a film from an era in which that type of attitude was common and largely excepted, but this couldn't pigeon-hole its cast list even if it tried. Which I thick it probably did. Cameron Diaz plays essentially Daisy Duke crossed with Toy story's Jessie because she's from Texas where everyone wears a Stetson and eats T.bones all day while firing a pistol in the air. Colin Firth (best aspect of the film) and Alan Rickman on the other hand are as English as a rain soaked summer bank holiday. While the least said about the Japanese characters the better. This really isn't "Lay the favourite" bad, but you'd need to be very easily pleased to get anything from this.


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