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The Grand (2007)

R | | Comedy | 7 June 2007 (USA)
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

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Comedy

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

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7 June 2007 (USA)  »

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Untitled Zak Penn Project  »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Harold Melvin: You should have gone all in three hours ago when your stack still meant something.
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Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 22 March 2008 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Again and Again
Written by Daniel Lenz
Performed by Daniel Lenz
Courtesy of Riptide Music
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... we don't need the scallop potatoes ...
30 May 2008 | by (Harrogate, England) – See all my reviews

I really love this movie ... some of the set pieces are exquisitely timed and are truly very funny, Woody Harrelson is very good throughout and holds everything together well, Chris Parnell is at times hilarious, Gale Kaplan and Werner Herzog put in two brilliant top drawer comic cameos, and even Phil Gordon manages a good deadpan performance (much, much better than his poker?). There are plenty of other astutely drawn characters like Barry 'Sob Story', the 'Bust You Crew' and, need I say, Fred, Andy, Larry, Lainie and all the main characters are excellent.

What story lines there are may be a bit obvious, but they do effectively drive the comedy right through to the epilogue and outtakes

  • I mean, who criticises the plot of Airplane? Story is not what The
Grand is about, it is about laughing at poker, people and poker people.

If you are a poker fan you should love this movie ... I am, so I can't comment if not ... perhaps you won't find it funny at all.


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