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Sour Grapes (1998)

R | | Comedy | 17 April 1998 (USA)
Two cousins and friends, Richie and Evan, go to Atlantic City to gamble. Richie loses all he has at slot machines and asks Evan for two more coins for a last attempt. That last attempt ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Burns ... Eulogist
Viola Harris Viola Harris ... Selma Maxwell
Scott Erik Scott Erik ... Teenage Richie
Michael Resnick Michael Resnick ... Teenage Evan
Steven Weber ... Evan Maxwell
Craig Bierko ... Richie Maxwell
Jennifer Leigh Warren ... Millie
Karen Sillas ... Joan
Robyn Peterman Robyn Peterman ... Roberta
Anthony Parziale Anthony Parziale ... Blackjack Dealer
Abraham Kessler Abraham Kessler ... Crap Dealer
Fred Goehner Fred Goehner ... Floor Manager
Amy Hohn ... Waitress
Denise Bessette Denise Bessette ... Cocktail Waitress
Angelo Tiffe ... Chauffeur
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Two cousins and friends, Richie and Evan, go to Atlantic City to gamble. Richie loses all he has at slot machines and asks Evan for two more coins for a last attempt. That last attempt brings a $400,000 jackpot for Richie. No wonder Evan turns greedy and jealous. Written by Anonymous

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A hilarious comedy from the co-creator of "Seinfeld" See more »

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sex-related humor | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Até Que O Dinheiro Nos Separe See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$123,104, 19 April 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$219,932, 26 April 1998
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Dolby | SDDS

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The last Castle Rock Entertainment film to be distributed by Columbia Pictures until Envy (2004). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h) When Richard leaves the chiropractor's office and the cops pull up to talk to him, the potted plant on the right moves between shots. Note the position in relation to the little square window on the building. See more »

Quotes

[Talking about Richie]
Evan: You know what he's doing now? He's probably in the back of that limo, giving himself a blow job.
Joan: What?
Evan: Oh, yeah. He can blow himself. He's double-jointed.
Joan: [in disgust] Men!
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, we see a bowl of grapes rotting as each name comes on the screen. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Friends (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Frühlingslied
Composed by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Performed by Budapest Strings
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Seinfeld-ish
13 January 2002 | by MyDarkStarSee all my reviews

It's so funny that I didn't know Larry David wrote the script to this movie, because the whole time I was watching it I kept saying "That scene was just like something out of Seinfeld." or "That character reminds me of George Costanza" or "He kinda reminds me of Kramer.".

Larry David applies his unique brand of comedy to this script very well. It literally plays out like a long "Seinfeld" or "Curb Your Enthusiasm" episode. All the elements are here. Especially the way everything is related in the end.

The movie also has some really good performances from the cast, namely Steven Weber and Craig Bierko. Both of them are very fun to watch here. You can tell they must have had fun making the movie, because they work together very well.

Like I said, very Seinfeld-ish. Now that you know Larry David wrote it, you'll notice even more Larry David elements within the movie. They're everywhere when you consider the structure of the plot, the amplified & quirky characters etc...


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