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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  »

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$5,400,000 (estimated)

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$16,454 (USA) (23 March 2008)

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$8,114,669 (USA) (27 April 2008)
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The script was barely 29 pages long. Zak Penn had the actors improvise. See more »

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(at around 39 mins) when "The German" claims to have played Russian roulette with slave traders, the picture clearly shows him holding a pistol with a magazine, and not a revolver. See more »

Quotes

Harold Melvin: [quoting Dune] It is by will alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the juice of sapho that thoughts acquire speed, the lips acquire stains, the stains become a warning. It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
Larry Schwartzman: Is that Rush?
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Coliseum
Written by Phil Garrod, Reed Hays, Scott Schreer (as Scott P. Schreer)
Performed by Phil Garrod, Reed Hays, Scott Schreer (as Scott P. Schreer)
Music Provided by www.freeplaymusic.com
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Take your seat at the final table.
11 May 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

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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