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Shade (2003)

R | | Crime, Thriller | 9 May 2004 (USA)
A group of hustlers encounter "The Dean" and pull off a successful sting that results in their pursuit by a vengeful gangster.

Director:

Damian Nieman

Writer:

Damian Nieman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Nicolo ... Ritchie
Carl Mazzocone Sr. ... Older Wiseguy (as Carl M. Mazzocone Sr.)
George Tovar ... Paulie
Frank Medrano ... Sal
Jason Cerbone ... Young Stevens
Mark De Alessandro ... Hitman #1
Doc Duhame ... Hitman #2
Shane T. Anderson Shane T. Anderson ... Hitman #3
Thandie Newton ... Tiffany
Glenn Plummer ... Attendant
Gabriel Byrne ... Miller
Mick Rossi Mick Rossi ... Club Patron #1
Sean Stanek ... Club Patron #2
Holly Cat Holly Cat ... Girl in Hallway (as Holly Catarancuic)
Carl Mazzocone ... Doorman
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Storyline

Shade is set in the world of poker hustlers working the clubs and martini bars of Los Angeles. The tale unfolds as a group of hustlers encounter "The Dean" and pull off a successful sting that results in their pursuit by a vengeful gangster. Written by <rdash@attcanada.ca>

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Taglines:

When gambling your life, leave nothing to chance. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violence and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The book shown throughout the movie, "The Expert at the Card Table" by S.W. Erdnase, is known as the "Cardman's Bible". Originally published in 1902 for cheating purposes, it is still considered the best book on the subject. It is a quote of Erdnase which is shown onscreen as the film begins. See more »

Goofs

At the final game, when the camera looks at Vernon, we see Tiffany smoking behind him, apart from Miller. But when the camera shows Tiffany herself, we see she's right beside Miller. See more »

Quotes

Larry Jennings: I only had four girlfriends in my entire life, and they were all tens.
Leipzig: Well, it looks like your girlfriends were all fucking guys named Jack.
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Crazy Credits

"Special Thanks to: Tabitha Stevens & Tawny Roberts" These porn actresses have a short cameo as dancers in the club. See more »

Connections

References House of Games (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Stormy Weather
Written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler
Performed by The Magnificent Men
Produced by Marvin Holtzman
Orchestra Conducted by Sonny Sanders
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Poker and story
25 March 2004 | by Anno_1366See all my reviews

Well this movie really impressed me with its mix of poker hustling and mystery suspense. Although it was obvious that there was twists to be seen after just 30mins when the 1st one is realised it isn't a movie you can predict and to its credit it isn't a movie that you want to predict it has it all sexy ladies, handsome men, suspense and mystery (with a few suprises thrown in for good measure) Stallone is maybe a little "boring" in his role but he still brings a certain amount of screen presance with his introduction. What is really strange is that the 2 main names in the movie don't even enter it till about 1 hour in a very bold move by the director which works very well. All in all i loved this movie Watch it and enjoy it!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,696, 11 April 2004

Gross USA:

$25,032

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$459,098
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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