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Gambit -- 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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Release Date:
21 November 2012 (Ireland) See more »
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Revenge is a work of art.
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Colin Firth ... Harry Deane

Tom Courtenay ... The Major

Alan Rickman ... Lionel Shahbandar
Mike Noble ... Crouch the Gunboy
Brodie Ross ... Shabandar's Shoot Servant

Alex Macqueen ... Mr. Dunlop

Joe Berryman ... Gas Station Cashier
Ralph Alderman ... Rodeo PA Man

Cameron Diaz ... PJ Puznowski

Terry Dale Parks ... Cowboy #1 - Merle (as Terence Parks)
Russ Dillen ... Cowboy #2

Cloris Leachman ... Grandma Merle

Sarah Goldberg ... Executive Wilson
Obi Abili ... Executive Slazenger

Anna Skellern ... Secretary Fiona
David Danson ... Monet
Ross Gurney-Randall ... Göring
Spencer Cummins ... Sgt. Puznowski
Paul Leonard ... Auctioneer

Togo Igawa ... Takagawa
Paul Clayton ... Sweaty Man
Gerard Horan ... Mr. Knowles

Pip Torrens ... Savoy Hotel Desk Clerk

Julian Rhind-Tutt ... Xander

Stanley Tucci ... Martin Zaidenweber

Sadao Ueda ... Chuck

Masashi Fujimoto ... Big Man Chon

Tanroh Ishida ... Japanese Businessman #1

Kenji Watanabe ... Japanese Businessman #2
Yoshinori Yamamoto ... Japanese Businessman #3
Ryozo Kohira ... Japanese Businessman #4
Charlotte Eaton ... Maid
Selina Cadell ... Dowager

Tommie Earl Jenkins ... Couple Husband (as Tee Jaye)

Lorna Brown ... Couple Wife
Sam Lathem ... Workman at Party
Helena Flynn ... BA Check-in Lady
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Augustina Amoa ... Concierge (uncredited)

Cara Bamford ... Business Woman (uncredited)

Greg Bennett ... (uncredited)
Cade Borek ... (uncredited)
Luke Borek ... (uncredited)
Tina Borek ... Rodeo Spectator (uncredited)

Ekaterina Botziou ... (uncredited)
Stephen Brocklehurst ... Soldier (uncredited)

Peter Brown ... Restaurant Guest (uncredited)

Silvia Crastan ... Auctioneer (uncredited)

Graham Curry ... (uncredited)
Eva Dagoo ... Savoy Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Filippo Delaunay ... (uncredited)
Luc Eden ... Savoy Hotel Guest (uncredited)

Andy Evason ... Office Executive (uncredited)
Colin Giles ... Workman 2 at the gallery (uncredited)

Shonn Gregory ... Business Executive (uncredited)
Will D. Barnes III ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Albert Fry Jr. ... Bartender (uncredited)

Erica LaRose ... (uncredited)
Simone Liebman ... (uncredited)
Teresa Mahoney ... Savoy Hotel Guest (uncredited)

Chillie Mo ... (uncredited)
Martyn Moore ... (uncredited)
Brian Niblett ... Auction Attendee / Savoy Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Martin Poole ... (uncredited)

Jaime Powers ... Flashy Bar Patron (uncredited)
Kelly Ruble ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Santi Scinelli ... Passenger (uncredited)
Atul Sharma ... Board Room Executive (uncredited)
Giles Spencer ... Art Gallery Visitor (uncredited)

Frank Stone ... (uncredited)

Gary Swan ... Savoy Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Sebastian Tarlach ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Senem Temiz ... (uncredited)
Eva Von Mitzka ... Mother (uncredited)

Jon Wennington ... Businessman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Michael Hoffman 
 
Writing credits
Joel Coen (screenplay) &
Ethan Coen (screenplay)

Sidney Carroll (short story)

Produced by
Philip Elway .... executive producer
Jane Frazer .... co-producer
Brett Hedblom .... associate producer
Mike Lobell .... producer
Rob Paris .... producer
Adam Ripp .... producer
Rizal Risjad .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Rolfe Kent 
 
Cinematography by
Florian Ballhaus 
 
Film Editing by
Paul Tothill 
 
Casting by
Elaine Grainger 
Lucinda Syson 
 
Production Design by
Stuart Craig 
 
Art Direction by
Neil Lamont (supervising art director)
Hattie Storey 
 
Set Decoration by
Edward McLoughlin (set decorator: New Mexico)
Stephenie McMillan 
 
Costume Design by
Jenny Beavan 
 
Makeup Department
Christine Blundell .... hair stylist
Christine Blundell .... makeup artist
Alexandra Joyce .... crowd make-up and hair trainee: dailies
Gemma Low .... makeup artist
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth
Chloe Meddings .... hair and make up artist
Matthew Smith .... prosthetics supplier
Stephanie Lynne Smith .... junior makeup artist
 
Production Management
Sam Childs .... production supervisor: USA
Gisela Evert .... post-production supervisor
Simon Fraser .... unit production manager
Kaaren F. Ochoa .... unit production manager
Drew Payne .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matt Alder .... first assistant director: second unit
Dan Channing-Williams .... co-second assistant director
Ben Howarth .... first assistant director
Jai James .... key second assistant director: USA
Sid Karne .... assistant director
Micheal Edward King .... second second assistant director: USA
Chemen Ochoa .... first assistant director: Lion unit, USA
Charlie Reed .... second assistant director
Gary Richens .... third assistant director: second unit dailies
Toby Spanton .... second second assistant director
Vaughn Stein .... crowd second assistant director
 
Art Department
Pierre Barrera .... set dresser
Annie Bishop .... art department dailies
Noah Bradley .... construction coordinator: USA
Roy Carter .... stand-by rigger
Alicia Castro Chicol .... art assistant
Christopher Chandler .... dressing props chargehand
Bryn Court .... lead sculptor
Greg Davidson .... set dresser
Jason Davis .... property master: New Mexico unit
Kevin Day .... stand-by props
Brian DeNike .... greens person
Roddy Dolan .... dressing prop daily
Lucy Eyre .... assistant set decorator
Mark Gadbury .... carpenter
Muffin Green .... property master
Jonathan Heckler .... painter
Prue Howard .... prop buyer
Ben Johnson .... props
John Kirsop .... construction manager
Sam Leake .... art department assistant
Eduardo Lima .... graphic designer
Adrian Lobato .... key greens person
William Maloney .... key scenic artist
Roberta Marquez Seret .... art department coordinator: USA
Simon Marsay .... art department dailies
Adam McCreight .... storeman
Aaron McDonagh .... stagehand
Chris Painter .... set dresser: New Mexico
Amanda Pettett .... construction coordinator
Christina Pizzala .... scenic artist
Clare Porritt .... assistant buyer
Quinn Robinson .... stand-by art director
Leonard Sanchez .... utility technician
Liv Selinger .... leadman: USA
Tek J. Smith .... scenic artist: set
Ed Symon .... junior draughtsman
Charis Theobald .... graphic designer
Matt Walker .... scenic artist
Katie Money .... art department runner (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Les Brock .... sound consultant: SDDS
Paul Carter .... sound effects editor
John Casali .... production sound mixer
Philip Clements .... foley editor
Matt Davies .... assistant sound editor
Gary Dodkin .... boom operator (dailies)
Alex Ellerington .... sound effects editor
Stuart Hilliker .... sound re-recording mixer
Catherine Hodgson .... supervising sound editor
James Hyde .... adr recordist
Martin Jensen .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Karlsson .... dolby sound consultant
Nick Kray .... adr mixer
Alan MacFeely .... sound maintenance
Michael Maroussas .... supervising dialogue editor
Juraj Mravec .... foley editor
Juraj Mravec .... foley recordist
Chris Murphy .... boom operator
Douglas Shamburger .... boom operator (second unit)
Roman Turtev .... assistant sound engineer
 
Special Effects by
James Davis III .... special effects crew
David Holt .... special effects technician
Mark Holt .... special effects supervisor
Peter Kersey .... special effects technician
Dickon Mitchell .... special effects senior technician
 
Visual Effects by
Jorge Canada Escorihuela .... compositor: One of Us
Tom Debenham .... visual effects supervisor: One of Us
Frank Engen .... compositor: One of Us
Chaya Feiner .... visual effects producer
Lucien Fostier .... digital compositor
Adam Francis .... motion control technician
Richard Frazer .... digital compositor
Ernesto Herrmann .... compositor: One of Us
Andrew Hogden .... compositor: One of Us
Laura Lynch .... visual effects coordinator: One of Us
Ian Mackinnon .... 3d artist: One of Us
Humayun Mirza .... compositor: One of Us
Chris Paxson .... motion control technician
Petra Schwane .... compositing supervisor: One of Us
Abigail Scollay .... compositor: One of Us
Asa Shoul .... digital intermediate consultant
Sam Swift-Glasman .... 3d artist: One of Us
Victor Tomi .... compositor: One of Us
Samuel John Joseph Walsh .... 3d artist: One of Us
Guido Wilden .... workflow consultant
Pat Wong .... compositor: One of Us
Nicholas Zissimos .... compositor: One of Us
 
Stunts
Andy Bennett .... stunts
Mark Brooks .... stunt coordinator: rodeo sequence
Bradley Farmer .... stunts
Tait Fletcher .... stunts
Al Goto .... stunt coordinator: bar fight
Paul Herbert .... stunt coordinator
Tomas Sanchez .... stunt performer
Marcus Shakesheff .... stunt double: Colin Firth
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeff Anderson .... rigging electrician
Diego Arroye .... lamp operator: second unit
Alex Bailey .... still photographer
Liza Bambenek .... second assistant camera: U.S. Lion unit
Adam Barth .... vfx video assist
Peter Batten .... additional b-camera operator
Waylon Brady .... gaffer electrician: second unit
Peter Byrne .... 'a' camera focus puller
Dan Carling .... digital imaging technician
Lawrence Carter .... standby rigger
Abigail Catto .... second assistant camera: 'a' camera
Chris Cavanagh .... video playback assistant
Oliver Clark .... video assist
Tim Critchell .... grip
Dan Delgado .... gaffer: New Mexico
Chris Dickinson .... electrician
Dwight Dollins .... grip
Tobias Eedy .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Mark Fortune .... electrician
Phoebe Fraser .... digital imaging technician
Alan Gitlin .... digital imaging technician: New Mexico unit
Ross Grainger .... rigging gaffer
Ross Grimshaw .... additional electrician
John Hamilton .... additional second assistant camera
Harlon Haveland .... electrician
Gary Hedges .... lighting technician
Brett Heicher .... electrician
Juergen Heinemann .... grip
Stuart Hendry .... still photographer
Hank Herrera .... key grip: New Mexico unit
Dylan Jones .... video operator
Will Kendal .... best boy
Thomas Lappin .... a camera operator
Charles C. Lee .... rigging electric
Aaron Lieber .... digital imaging technician
Mark Linton .... electrician: dailies
Rupert Lloyd-Parry .... key grip
Jeff Lomaglio .... key grip: second unit
Jeff Lomaglio .... key rigging grip
Paul McGeachan .... gaffer
David Mills .... second assistant camera: dailies
David Mills .... second assistant camera: second unit
Stephen Mullen .... assistant chief lighting technician: New Mexico
Peter Myslowski .... grip
Christopher R. Nunn .... digital imaging technician: second unit
Jeremy Antonio Oliver .... rigging gaffer: USA
Simon Olney .... additional electrician
Georgia Packard .... camera operator: second unit
David Pearce .... camera trainee
Alastair Rae .... camera operator
Alastair Rae .... steadicam operator
Rob Salviotti .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Joelle Smith .... camera trainee: dailies
Luke Stone .... assistant grip
Peter Tommasi .... scorpio head technician
Brenden Wedner .... camera production assistant
Dan West .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Scott Wetzel .... video assist
Sterling Wiggins .... film loader
 
Animation Department
Kurtz & Friends .... producer: main title animation
Bob Kurtz .... title concept, design, direction
Russ Mooney .... title animation supervisor
Kenneth C. Smith .... title producer
 
Casting Department
Darren Baba .... extras casting assistant
Vanessa Baker .... voice casting
Fiona Forsgate .... casting assistant
Elizabeth Gabel .... extras casting director
Lorrie Latham .... extras casting assistant
Chuck Douglas .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sheara Abrahams .... key set costumer
Tim Aslam .... crowd costume supervisor
Maria Bentfield .... set costumer
Janine Cunliffe .... costume assistant
Marco de Magalhães .... wardrobe master
Carlos Fontanarrosa .... costume assistant
Jessie Gelpke .... costume junior
Jane Law .... costumes for Cameron Diaz
Marco Scotti .... costume supervisor
Sally Turner .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Ben Baker .... digital workflow supervisor
Katie Bullock-Webster .... post-production coordinator
Pete Conlin .... post production
Liam Donaghy .... avid tech
Paul Ensby .... final colourist
Jonathan Hoffman .... post production
Jan Hogevold .... post production services
Kim Honeyman .... senior digital intermediate producer
Jaime Leonard .... conform editor
Toby Lloyd .... assistant editor
Justin Staley .... dailies operator: New Mexico Unit
Dominic Thomson .... on-line editor
Tony Tromp .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Darrell Alexander .... music coordinator
Tony Blondal .... orchestrator
Tony Blondal .... score supervisor
Richard Bronskill .... additional orchestrations
Patrick Jonsson .... assistant score recordist
Rolfe Kent .... conductor
Robin Morrison .... music editor
Maggie Rodford .... music supervisor
Alistair South .... assistant music editor
Nick South .... music editor
Nick Taylor .... additional score recording engineer
Nick Wollage .... score engineer & mixer
Alice Wood .... music programming
Helen Yates .... assistant music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Catherine Adrian .... driver
Linda Daniels Anderson .... driver: cast
Patrick D Baker .... driver
Christy Claunch .... driver
Rupert Cole .... transportation dispatcher: New Mexico Unit
Sherman Jackson .... driver
Darren Litten .... action vehicle coordinator
Mike McKenny .... transportation
Lewie Meador .... driver
Peter Mercer .... driver: cast
Mitchell J. Neri .... driver
John Orlebeck .... transportation captain
Michael B. Russell .... transportation coordinator
Bernard Turner .... unit driver
 
Other crew
Tom Ackerley .... floor runner
Andrew P. Aguilar .... key set production assistant: New Mexico
Steve Aguino .... assistant location manager
Sabbir Ahmed .... assistant accountant
Daisy Baldry .... production runner
Libbie Barr .... script supervisor
Jo Beckett .... location manager: film unit
Autumn M. Brooks .... office production assistant
Autumn M. Brooks .... production assistant
Carmen Buzenschi .... security
Tim Carroll .... livestock coordinator
Rick Chapman .... set production assistant: New Mexico Unit
Derek M. Chavez .... production assistant
Dean Clack .... facilities
Dean Clack .... facilities
Jessica Corlett .... floor runner: crowd
Jack Crocker .... floor runner
Nathan E. Davis .... additional set production assistant: New Mexico Unit
Angela M. DeNike .... assistant production office coordinator: second unit
Jason Devil .... set security
Melanie Dicks .... environmental consultant
Janie Elliott .... production assistant
Lisa Elrod .... accounting clerk: New Mexico Unit
Jason Feuerstein .... production financing: Union Bank
Emily Forbes .... floor runner
Linda Gamble .... unit publicist
Lorna Gatherer Ford .... location scout: Location Works
Colin Giles .... location security
Steve Harvey .... location manager
Amy Hawkins .... payroll accountant: US
Charlie Hayes .... assistant location manager
Will Haynes .... assistant to co-producer
Brett Hedblom .... production executive
Harry Hewitt .... floor runner
Alexander Hodgson .... assistant to the director
Richard Hooper .... key armourer
Alexis James .... accomodation agent
Mindy Jones .... location scout: New Mexico
Frans Laimbock .... director assistant
Cameron Lawther .... key set production assistant
Eric Lisausky .... set production assistant
Lucy Marr .... assistant accountant
James Metcalf .... floor runner: second unit, dailies
Randy Miller .... lion trainer
Alex Molden .... assistant to co-producer
Dave Morley .... production medic
Sophie Olivier .... accounts trainee
Marie-Jeanne Orona .... key assistant location manager
Thomas Pook .... crowd runner
Sue Quinn .... supervising location manager
James Richardson .... production accountant
Paul B. Roberts .... location manager: New Mexico
Chance Romero .... production coordinator: New Mexico
Lucas Saunal .... assistant location manager
Rebecca Puck Stair .... location scout
Neil Swain .... dialect Coach to Stanley Tucci: pre-production
Alice Syed .... assistant production coordinator
Alistair Thompson .... financial controller
Erik Torrez .... location assistant: New Mexico
Jo Wallett .... production coordinator
Jannika Öberg .... assistant to producer
Jeffrey Collette .... creative contributions (uncredited)
Rob Hill .... titles (uncredited)
Ben Hope .... security (uncredited)
Arif Macaco .... crowd production assistant (uncredited)
Sascha Robey .... armorer (uncredited)
Kevin Wester .... stand-in (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Monet Game" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content, partial nudity and a rude gesture
Runtime:
89 min | Germany:100 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the karaoke scene PJ takes off her hairpin with her right hand while holding the microphone in her left. In the next shot the microphone is in her right hand and the hairpin is in her left.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
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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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Wonderfully enjoyable film, 26 September 2013
Author: drvwestwood from Cheshire, England

A very entertaining, witty and well acted comedy heist! With an all star cast including Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz and Alan Rickman. Cameron Diaz in particular plays the part of the charming, brassy Texan rodeo queen superbly and shines in every scene.

I spent more than half the film laughing and the rest intrigued. It has enough plot development to keep you guessing and interested until the end and enough depth and development of the characters to be believable and touching. In addition to this the sets and costumes are sumptuous and really add to the entertainment value of the film in a surprising way.

There is a lovely cameo part from the red haired chap from Green Wing as an employee at the savoy hotel who keeps catching Firth in a series of embarrassing situations during one evening. It will never be 'The Shawshank Redemption' in terms of critics' approval but I don't think it is trying to be - if you want a smart, entertaining, funny film to watch you won't be disappointed with this. I would watch it again which is always a good barometer of a film.

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