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Gambit (2012)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 21 November 2012 (UK)
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An art curator decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss by conning him into buying a fake Monet, but his plan requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Harry Deane
... The Major
... Shabandar
... Gunboy
Brodie Ross ... Shabandar's Shoot Servant
... Mr Dunlop
... Gas Station Cashier
Ralph Alderman ... Rodeo PA Man
... PJ Puznowski
... Cowboy 1 (Merle) (as Terence Parks)
Russ Dillen ... Cowboy 2
... Grandma Merle
... Executive Wilson
Obi Abili ... Executive Slazenger
... Fiona (Secretary)
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Curator Harry Deane is an expert in fine art, but he's equally accomplished in taking abuse from his insolent boss. That's about to change. The plan - trick the avid art collector into buying a fake Monet painting. To assist in the heist, Deane hires a rowdy Texas cowgirl to help him fool the richest man in England. But as the plan begins to unravel, Deane finds he is falling in love with the rodeo queen, ensuing further complications. Written by Anonymous

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A fake masterpiece. The perfect plan. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content, partial nudity and a rude gesture | See all certifications »

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Гамбит  »

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Jennifer Aniston was considered for the role of PJ Puznowski. See more »

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The stunt double used for PJ in the calf roping scene is heavier than Cameron Diaz. See more »

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The Major: [narrating] This is the story of my brave, foolish friend Harry Deane. Mr. Deane's work as a curator in London had gone, he felt, largely unappreciated. He told me of countless insults suffered at the hands of his employer, Lionel Shahbandar, media tycoon, art collector, and an absolute brute of a fellow.
Lionel Shahbandar: [covered in mud] Do not touch my person! You, idiot...
Man: Yes, my lord.
Lionel Shahbandar: ...give me your boot.
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Opening credits are shown over cartoon characters performing odd actions with artwork and elevators. See more »

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Featured in Projector: Gambit (2012) See more »

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Once (IIs S'Aimaient)
Written by Eddy Marney, Guy Magenta and Norman Gimbel
Published by Universal MCA Music Ltd
Performed by Peggy Lee
Master courtesy of a Capitol Records
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very enjoyable
29 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

I really don't think this film deserves the poor reviews it has received! I have never seen the original so am not comparing this, simply judging it as a film in its own right. The cast is brilliant, I love Diaz, Firth, Rickman and Tucci so was never going to be disappointed! Yes it's a ridiculous caper movie, it's not meant to be taken seriously on any level! It's great fun, I was weeping with laughter at some of the hotel scenes, and that doesn't happen often in a movie! I'm not quite sure what some of the reviewers on this site were expecting, but I was thoroughly entertained! I came out with a smile on my face so in my books that's just fine!


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