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Smokin' Aces (2006)

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When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.

Director:

Joe Carnahan

Writer:

Joe Carnahan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Reynolds ... Richard Messner
Ray Liotta ... Donald Carruthers
Joseph Ruskin ... Primo Sparazza
Alex Rocco ... Serna
Wayne Newton ... Wayne Newton
Jeremy Piven ... Buddy Israel
Ben Affleck ... Jack Dupree
Peter Berg ... "Pistol" Pete Deeks
Martin Henderson ... Hollis Elmore
Common ... Sir Ivy
Christopher Michael Holley ... Beanie (as Christopher Holley)
Andy Garcia ... Stanley Locke
Mike Falkow ... Freeman Heller
Joe Drago ... FBI Aid
Jeff Habberstad ... Top Coated Gunman
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Storyline

Mob boss Primo Sparazza has taken out a hefty contract on Buddy "Aces" Israel, a sleazy magician who has agreed to turn state's evidence against the Vegas mob. The FBI, sensing a chance to use this small-time con to bring down big-target Sparazza, places Aces into protective custody-under the supervision of two agents dispatched to Aces' Lake Tahoe hideout. When the word of the price on Aces' head spreads into the community of ex-cons and cons-to-be, it entices bounty hunters, thugs-for-hire, deadly vixens and double-crossing mobsters to join in the hunt. With all eyes on Tahoe, this rogues' gallery collides in a comic race to hit the jackpot and rub out Aces. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Plot Keywords:

fbi | mafia | casino | mob hit | sniper | See All (125) »

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He just met ten hitmen after his own heart. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, some nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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UK | France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ases calientes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,023,862 (United Kingdom), 14 January 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,638,755, 28 January 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,662,731, 15 March 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$53,960,137, 1 April 2007
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)| Black and White (flashbacks)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Writer and Director Joe Carnahan needed to fill the role of a speed freak neo-Nazi, when he fired Michael Shannon for being rude to a Costume Designer. Within ten seconds of Chris Pine starting his audition, Carnahan was sold. See more »

Goofs

When Hollis Elmore gets to the house and the kid, Warren, opens the door, the American Flag in the background is hanging wrong. The American Flag is always supposed to have the stars in the left corner; the one in the house, the stars are on the right. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Donald Carruthers: You've got to be careful when doing your stakeouts. I did one for... I was on one for six months. I gained, like, 20, 25 pounds. You keep eating this crap...
Richard Messner: Well, that's not my problem, though. I don't gain weight. I tried.
Donald Carruthers: That's 'cause you're 12 years old.
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References Chasing Amy (1997) See more »

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Trespassing
(Dutch Robinson)
Performed by Skull Snaps
Courtesy of Wesaline Music/Sugarhill Records
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A fun film with a story
24 July 2011 | by alexdelliottSee all my reviews

If you haven't seen this film id better point out (which many people have missed in their reviews or ignored) is that this film is a comedy, it is not in any way meant to be taken seriously.

With that in mind it is a thoroughly entertaining movie. There is a plot about around 5 different flavors of assassins and hit men competing for a $1m contract on an FBI informer Buddy "Aces" Israel, a sure recipe for carnage. There is a deeper plot than that but i wont go into detail as it will spoil the overall plot as there is a very major twist.

There are a number of big names in this film so the acting is superb and there are many scenes which left me both laughing and intrigued.

Again i must stress that if you go into this film expecting anything other than a fun, exhilarating action movie not to be taken seriously then you will miss the whole point as many other reviewers have, this is definitely a comedy. A great, fun film for the lads.


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