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The Grand (2007)

R | | Comedy | 7 June 2007 (USA)
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An improvisational comedy using a handful of actors playing characters competing in an actual poker tournament.

Director:

Zak Penn

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Woody Harrelson ... One Eyed Jack Faro
David Cross ... Larry Schwartzman
Dennis Farina ... LBJ 'Deuce' Fairbanks
Cheryl Hines ... Lainie Schwartzman
Richard Kind ... Andy Andrews
Chris Parnell ... Harold Melvin
Werner Herzog ... The German
Jason Alexander ... Dr. Yakov Achmed
Ray Romano ... Fred Marsh
Mike Epps ... Reggie Marshall
Judy Greer ... Sharon Andrews
Gabe Kaplan ... Seth Schwartzman
Michael Karnow ... Mike Werbe
Michael McKean ... Steve Lavisch
Julie Claire ... Dr. Jamie Sellers
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An improvisational comedy using a handful of actors playing characters competing in an actual poker tournament.

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Taglines:

A comedy about the fine art of losing

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Zak Penn Project See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,454, 23 March 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$8,114,669, 27 April 2008
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

With the exception of the character conversations away from the game, the entire final table scene was unscripted. Co-Writer and Director Zak Penn chose to play the entire final table for real, meaning that they did not know in advance which of the characters would win, and thus how the movie would end. Because of Ray Romano's shooting schedule, the scene between Lainie (Cheryl Hines) and Fred (Ray Romano) had to be filmed before the final table had been played. Two different scenes were shot to allow for Lainie to either win or lose. The alternative scene is included on the DVD. See more »

Goofs

Commentator Phil Godon calls a hand King-Jack of clubs, but the display shows it as King of Spades and Jack of Clubs. See more »

Quotes

Harold Melvin: It is apparent that you have no concept of pot odds. There are a number of books available in the gift shop that explain it quite thoroughly. Also, you have corn in your teeth.
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Soundtracks

Wisdom
Written by Anton Newcombe
Performed by The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Courtesy of The Committee To Keep Music Evil
Under License from Tepid Peppermint Wonderland, Ltd.
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Really "Grand" Movie
17 January 2009 | by timmy-kSee all my reviews

I'm not much interested in poker. Actually, I even don't play well. So, when I heard about this movie, I didn't pay much attention to it. But one day, I even can't explain why, I had a wish to watch it, maybe because a lot of really great actors play there. The main thing I want to say about it, is that it really made me to change my mind about poker. Now I really want to play this game and to do it well. It was really nice movie, very original, first I even thought that this is documental one, heh. So, it was very entertaining, it includes very good jokes, deep emotions, it shows relationships between each other and their attitude to game. So, this movie isn't only about poker as someone may think, this is big movie which refers to many important thing. So, I advice it to everyone, to those who like poker and to those who don't. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.


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