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Taking Chances (2009)

R | | Comedy | November 2009 (USA)
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When he discovers that an Indian casino is about to be built over the town's historic battlefield, Chase Revere, the self-appointed protector of a small town's rather meager place in ... See full summary »

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Mayor Cleveland Fishback
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Faith Fishback
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Chief Samuel Many Bulls
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Charlie Carbonara
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Stover Barksdale
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Stanton Revere
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Joseph Sleeping Bear
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When he discovers that an Indian casino is about to be built over the town's historic battlefield, Chase Revere, the self-appointed protector of a small town's rather meager place in American history, joins forces with sexy but dangerous town siren Lucy Shanks to launch an all-out offensive against the project - earning the wrath of the entire town, who believe that the casino will save their decaying local community. Written by RG

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Love's always a gamble.

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Rated R for some crude sexual references | See all certifications »
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Great indie flick
28 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This endearing and thoughtful indie effort is well worth the watch. There are some hysterical scenes, particularly those between the hero (Justin Long) and his best friend (Keir O'Donell), and everything the Mayor (Rob Corddry) does. The story has a few small holes, but that doesn't get in the way of recognizing that this is a powerful satire of small town America down on its luck. The narrative exposes the fragility of American values when greed and corruption take hold. The hero turns out to be the only one in town that remembers why America is America, and for that his neighbors decide he must pay a price. Lots of turns that you don't see coming, including a big one at the film's climax.


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