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Revolver (2005)

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Gambler Jake Green enters into a game with potentially deadly consequences.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jake Green
... Dorothy Macha
... Zach
... Avi
... French Paul (as Terrence Maynard)
... Billy
... Sorter
... Lily Walker
... Macha's Goon
... Doreen
Elana Binysh ... Rachel
... Teddy (Billy's Bodyguard)
Bill Moody ... Al
... Joe
Vincent Riotta ... Benny
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Storyline

After seven years in solitary, Jake Green is released from prison. In the next two years, he amasses a lot of money by gambling. He's ready to seek his revenge on Dorothy (Mr. D) Macha, a violence-prone casino owner who sent Jake to prison. He humiliates Macha in front of Macha's lieutenants, leaves, and keels over. Doctors tell him he has a rare disease and will die in three days; Macha also puts a hit out on him. Loan sharks, Zack and Avi, demand Jake's cash and complete fealty in return for protection. Jake complies, and through narration and flashbacks, we watch him through at least three days of schemes, danger, and redemption. Who is his greatest enemy? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Your mind will not accept a game this big


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

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22 September 2005 (UK)  »

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Revólver  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£882,814 (United Kingdom), 25 September 2005, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,820, 9 December 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$75,420, 16 December 2007
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Trivia

In keeping with the "chess" theme of the movie, the first person they loan money to is Mr. Horowitz. I.A Horowitz was a major chess master and chess journalist in the early 20th century. See more »

Goofs

Although the film is set in a fairly generic American urban setting, in the scenes in a moving car in which Sorter (Mark Strong) talks about missing his shots, the actual scenery outside the car windows is that seen from a car heading east on Harcourt Road, Central District, in Hong Kong. At about 13:58 for instance we see the Bank of America Tower's Chinese and English signage very clearly in the background, a few seconds later we see I.M. Pei's Bank of China building behind Strong, and just after that the very distinctive shape of the two towers of what was originally Bond (now Lippo) Centre. See more »

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[first lines]
Jake Green: One thing I've learned in the last seven years: in every game and con there's always an opponent, and there's always a victim. The trick is to know when you're the latter, so you can become the former.
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Crazy Credits

There are six title cards carrying quotes (some real, some made up) which appear, the first four before the film starts; the ideas in the quotes are referred to in the dialogue. 1. "The greatest enemy will hide in the last place you would ever look." - Julius Caesar, 75 B.C. 2. "The only way to get smarter is by playing a smarter opponent." - Fundamentals of Chess, 1883 3. "First rule of business, protect your investment." - Etiquette of the Banker, 1775 4. "There is no avoiding war, it can only be postponed to the advantage of your enemy." - Niccolo Machiavelli, 1502 At 1:13 : 5. "The only real enemy to have ever existed, is an internal one." - The Road to Suicide, pg1, line 1 At 1:36 : 6. "Your friends are close, but your enemy is closer." - The Road to Suicide, pg1, line 2 See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Piano Sonata No.14 in C Sharp-Minor, Op. 27, No. 2
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Restaurant Shootout Scene)
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Why this movie wasn't successful
23 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

First of all, when people hear 'GUY RITCHIE', they immediately think of SNATCH. Yes, Snatch was a good movie, but the problem is that everyone associates Guy Ritchie to Snatch. They don't expect him to explore new frontiers. This movie REVOLVER is different than snatch; it's much darker and is very complex. The reason I gave a rating of 10 is because I've had to watch Revolver 3 times to understand everything. So this movie toys with your head. It's very cleverly written.

This movie is different than Snatch. It was done wonderfully, the cinematography is beautiful, and you can recognize Guy Ritchie's personal touch (style of directing) in it.

What won me over was the complexity of the protagonist and how we are left with more questions than answers.


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