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Smokin' Aces (2006)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  26 January 2007 (USA)
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When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.

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Mob boss Primo Sparazza has taken out a hefty contract on Buddy "Aces" Israel, a sleazy magician who has agreed to turn state's evidence against the Vegas mob. The FBI, sensing a chance to use this small-time con to bring down big-target Sparazza, places Aces into protective custody-under the supervision of two agents dispatched to Aces' Lake Tahoe hideout. When the word of the price on Aces' head spreads into the community of ex-cons and cons-to-be, it entices bounty hunters, thugs-for-hire, deadly vixens and double-crossing mobsters to join in the hunt. With all eyes on Tahoe, this rogues' gallery collides in a comic race to hit the jackpot and rub out Aces. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, some nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,023,862 (UK) (12 January 2007)

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$35,635,046 (USA) (9 March 2007)
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According to one of the DVD commentaries, director Joe Carnahan had Ryan Reynolds wear one of his contacts from The Amityville Horror (2005) in the final scene. The contact was worn on the side of his face with cuts from the climactic shoot-out. See more »

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After Buddy cuts Common's character across the eye with a playing card, the amount of blood on Common's face changes as the camera cuts away and cuts back again. See more »

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[first lines]
Donald Carruthers: You've got to be careful when doing your stakeouts. I did one for... I was on one for six months. I gained, like, 20, 25 pounds. You keep eating this crap...
Richard Messner: Well, that's not my problem, though. I don't gain weight. I tried.
Donald Carruthers: That's 'cause you're 12 years old.
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(André Benjamin (as Andre Benjamin), Sleepy Brown (as Patrick Brown), Big Boi (as Antwan Patton))
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Under licence from SONY BMG Commercial Markets (UK)
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Wake up, America This is a Comedy
9 May 2010 | by (Southern NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie is the funniest thing I have seen in a long while. It is absolutely brilliant. It is a film clearly painted in hyperbole for comedic effect. Compare it to say, Pineapple Express, for example. Tongue-in-cheek I believe it is called. The lead performers were previously in many comedies you say? Well then maybe this should clue you into the fact that this too is a comedy. I was grinning from ear to ear the whole way through this thing and I can't wait to watch it again and again and again. And for those of you who took this movie seriously, you must also have thought that Alex Cox's "Straight To Hell" was a studious depiction of Hispano-American relations from a strictly historical perspective. Enjoy.


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