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The Prime Gig (2000)

A telesales con man finds the ultimate racket, but starting an affair with the girlfriend of his guru-like boss might be the wrong call.

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Gregory Mosher

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William Wheeler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vince Vaughn ... Pendelton 'Penny' Wise
Julia Ormond ... Caitlin Carlson
Ed Harris ... Kelly Grant
Rory Cochrane ... Joel
Wallace Shawn ... Gene
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Mick
George Wendt ... Archie
Jeannetta Arnette ... Cheryl
Shishir Kurup ... Sujat
Harper Roisman Harper Roisman ... Harry
J.J. Johnston ... Lloyd
Tom Wright ... Marvin Sanders
Romany Malco ... Zeke (as Romany Malco Jr.)
Brian George ... Nasser
Amber Benson ... Batgirl
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Storyline

Pendelton "Penny" Wise is a smooth-talking con-artist who makes a living by scamming people with phoney travel comp vacations over the phone when, desperate for more fast cash, he's called to work for a shady, veteran con businessman, named Kelly Grant, in selling property for a gold mine over the phone, which takes a turn when Penny begins a relationship with Grant's mistress Caitlin, where Penny throws common sense and caution to the wind to woo her, while we wonder who is scamming who here. Written by Matthew Patay

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This con artist has just broken the number one rule: never trust another con artist. See more »

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Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2002 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Coup monté See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Quotes

Gene: How many deals did you get?
Penny: Five
Gene: Five? Today? You got in at ll:30.
Penny: It's not me, Gene, it's the gift. You can't fight that sort of thing - you can't fight the gift.
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References Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969) See more »

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Ending killed the movie
11 November 2002 | by SnuffmonkSee all my reviews

I love watching movies. I work for blockbuster for God's sakes....I watch movies all the time. I thought this movie had a good premise and that the actiing was fine(although not stellar). The thing that bothers me about this movie was the ending...it left too many unanswered questions....to many unknowns....It is good for a bored night when u don't have anything else to do but don't ask questions after it's over because they will be unanswered and unknown...big dissappointment. Overall decent movie but not great. if you can see it for free like I did...it's not a bad way to spend an hour and a half if not...wait till it comes on cable


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