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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.

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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 Doc Duhame ... Hitman #2
Shane T. Anderson Shane T. Anderson ... Hitman #3
Thandie Newton ... Tiffany
Glenn Plummer ... Attendant
Gabriel Byrne ... Miller
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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Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A nagy trükk See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,696, 11 April 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$33,225, 16 May 2004
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Charlie Miller, Max Malini, Dai Vernon/"The Professor", Larry Jennings, Nate Leipzig and Jacob Daley are all famous sleight-of-hand magicians. In fact, nearly every major male character in the film is named for a sleight-of-hand magician. See more »

Goofs

When driving the Jaguar XK8 the inside shot shows the seats with no headrests. In next shot headrests are on their places. See more »

Quotes

Stevens: I was mucking cards since before you were born.
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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 The Sting (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Goldberg Variations, BWV.988
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Chen Pi-hsien
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Worth the rent 7/10
21 June 2004 | by MyOpinionIsFactSee all my reviews

I liked this movie despite its flaws. I liked Larry Jennings played by Jamie Foxx. Before I saw it, I didn't like that Jamie Foxx was in this movie but now that I think about it, I don't know why. I guess he reminds me too much of the Wayne's brothers, who I can't stand. Rambo did a great job as the Dean. So did Stewart Townsend as Vernon. I didn't like Tiffany played by Thandie Newton. She wasn't sexy nor did she have much charisma and the screenwriters gave her a really bad scene which shouldn't have made it into the movie. Gabriel Byrne as Charlie Miller did an okay job.

As for the poker, there's a few corny moments (but watch the special features because they explain why they did some things).

I guess the best part of the movie is the card mechanics but the story was okay too.


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