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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Andrews
Dr. Yakov Achmed
Fred Marsh
Reggie Marshall
Sharon Andrews
Michael Karnow ...
Dr. Jamie Sellers


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 USA:

$16,454, 23 March 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$8,114,669, 27 April 2008
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The script was barely 29 pages long. Zak Penn had the actors improvise. See more »


When the 6 players start the last round, they have 13.5 million dollars in total. Later on (during the 10-minute break) they have 13.49 million. and when only 2 players are remaining, back to 13.5 million. See more »


Renee Jensen: Dad, can I just get my job back, and we can move on from this?
Billionaire Steve Lavisch: Look, two things. First, you don't call me "Dad" unless it's Thanksgiving or your birthday.
Renee Jensen: . . . my birthday. I know. What's the second thing?
Billionaire Steve Lavisch: Thanksgiving . . . or your birthday. That's two.
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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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Best Poker movie since Cincinatti Kid
25 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

Yes, its silly, but so was Spinal Tap, which The Grand owes a debt to in many ways.

Gabe Kaplan is hilarious as the father of two poker pros and Dennis Farina has the old time Vegas hood down pat. Phil Gordon, the best live teacher in poker, has some great lines as the tournament commentator.

You will spot a friend or yourself in one or more of the players, and the cameos are fun, including Phil "the hillside strangler" Laak as he was introduced..

If you like poker and still have a funny bone, this is as good as it gets.

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