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The Grand (2007)

R | | Comedy | 7 June 2007 (USA)
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An improvisational comedy using a handful of actors playing characters competing in an actual poker tournament.




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An improvisational comedy using a handful of actors playing characters competing in an actual poker tournament.

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A comedy about the fine art of losing



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 June 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Zak Penn Project  »

Box Office


$5,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,454 (USA) (21 March 2008)


$114,669 (USA) (25 April 2008)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


With the exception of the character conversations away from the game, the entire final table scene was unscripted. The directors chose to play the entire final table for real, meaning that they did not know in advance which of the characters would win, and thus how the movie would end. Because of 'Ray Romano''s shooting schedule, the scene between Lainie and Fred had to be filmed before the final table had been played. Two different scenes were shot to allow for Lainie to either win or lose. The alternative scene is included on the DVD. See more »


Commentator Phil Godon calls a hand King-Jack of clubs, but the display shows it as King of Spades and Jack of Clubs. See more »


Harold Melvin: Maintain a perimeter, Ruth.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 22 March 2008 (2008) See more »


The Ballad of Jim Jones
Written by Anton Newcombe
Performed by The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Courtesy of The Committee To Keep Music Evil
Under License from Tepid Peppermint Wonderland, Ltd.
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I laughed so hard I snorted!
14 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't find a lot of films very funny. The Grand made me laugh from beginning to end. I had no idea what to expect going into the film, but I can tell you that I cannot wait to see it again and have recommended it to everyone I know. The cast is outstanding. Woody Harrelson was completely in his element. From the opening credits I was immersed in this world of high stakes gambling, which really isn't so glamorous when you look at it from this angle. The Grand is going to be a cult classic. Zak Penn has done an exceptional job at taking talented actors, great characters and made a film that doesn't go where you expect it to. Thank you for great film making! The Grand is a breath of fresh air.

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