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Saint John of Las Vegas (2009)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  10 June 2009 (USA)
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An ex-gambler is lured back into the game by a veteran insurance-fraud investigator.



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An ex-gambler is lured back into the game by a veteran insurance-fraud investigator.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Getting lucky is a roll of the dice.


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some nudity | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

10 June 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

São João de Las Vegas  »

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Box Office


$3,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,666 (USA) (29 January 2010)


$100,669 (USA) (26 February 2010)

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2.35 : 1
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At approximately 30:10 when John (Buscemi)is speaking to the gas station cashier, the envelope with the $1000 in it disappears and reappears. See more »

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After the end credits, the cast members appear individually taking a bow. See more »


Written by William Daron Pulliam and John Tanner
Performed by Darondo
Courtesy of Luv N' Haight / Ubiquity Records
By Arrangement with Sugaroo
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Characters, acting, and weird Nevadaness made this movie for me.
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I knew nothing about this movie, but ended up catching it on a movie channel recently. I thoroughly enjoyed it and watched parts over again. It lacked a lot of action and it didn't really have many punchlines, but I found this lack of predictability to be one of the most endearing parts about the movie. While the movie is not at all predictable and often pretty absurd, it does not feel as if the absurdity relies on weird twists or surprises. While the situations feel bizarre, the situations and characters are much closer to reality than most everything else Hollywood puts out. I thought the acting was great, the characters bizarre, and the situations hilarious. Needless to say I found it very compelling and funny, and i did not need any Dante references to appreciate it.

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