Shade is set in the world of poker hustlers working the clubs and martini bars of Los Angeles. The tale unfolds as a group of hustlers encounter "The Dean" and pull off a successful sting ... See full summary »
Carl Mazzocone Sr.,
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 »
Being a regular poker player myself, i was probably more interested in watching this, than a non poker player, but you do not have to be an avid poker fan to enjoy this movie, though it would be slightly more interesting if you was.
Although the main basis of the film is about 6 people who have made the final table of a £10m poker tournament, it goes into more detail at the start of the film, of each particular person and their background etc, so by the end of the movie when the final is being played, you will probably have a favourite as to who you want to win.
But although the movie was watchable, it wasn't that good that you would want to watch it again and halfway through the film you've a pretty good idea how its going to end.
If you are into poker, look out for cameo appearances of Doyle Brunson and Phil Helmuth.
Verdict: Watchable but don't expect too much out of it.
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