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Saint John of Las Vegas (2009)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 10 June 2009 (USA)
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An ex-gambler is lured back into the game by a veteran insurance-fraud investigator.

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Hue Rhodes

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Hue Rhodes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Buscemi ... John
Romany Malco ... Virgil
Sarah Silverman ... Jill
Peter Dinklage ... Mr. Townsend
Jesse Garcia ... Park Ranger
John Cho ... Smitty
Tim Blake Nelson ... Militant Ned
Matthew McDuffie ... Lucypher
Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Tasty D Lite
Ben Zeller ... Truck Stop Owner
Aviva Baumann ... Pennie (as Aviva)
Shawn Prince ... Ticket Taker
Danny Trejo ... Bismarck
Stephen Eiland ... Mordicai
Josh Berry ... Manager
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Storyline

John Alighieri, formerly of Las Vegas, now works as a claims adjuster for Townsend Insurance LLC in Albuquerque. John used to think he was lucky, but now doesn't, which is why he, a gambler, moved away from Vegas to wherever his car would take him. That move, however, didn't cure his gambling addiction as he has turned instead to scratch and win tickets. The one lucky thing he sees in his current life is sitting in the next cubicle to Jill, to who he is attracted, she who most secretly know is sleeping with Mr. Townsend. When John goes into Mr. Townsend's office to ask for a raise, John walks out of the office instead with a new job/promotion: fraud investigator, working alongside the senior man in the position, Virgil. John's first case with Virgil is to investigation an automobile accident claim, which includes personal injury, made by a stripper with the stage name Tasty D Lite, who says that she was rear ended out in the middle of the desert which Virgil does not believe looking ... Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

Getting lucky is a roll of the dice.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some nudity | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Czlowiek, który mial szczescie do pecha See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,666, 31 January 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$102,645
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

At approximately 30:10 when John (Buscemi)is speaking to the gas station cashier, the envelope with the $1000 in it disappears and reappears. See more »

Crazy Credits

After the end credits, the cast members appear individually taking a bow. See more »

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References Jerry Maguire (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

DIDN'T I
Written by William Daron Pulliam and John Tanner
Performed by Darondo
Courtesy of Luv N' Haight / Ubiquity Records
By Arrangement with Sugaroo
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eccentric characters in eccentric movie
3 February 2013 | by cekadahSee all my reviews

enjoyed this short movie - (just under 85 minutes) - because the actors are in full character start to finish. and the strip club scene is a great laugh with the wheelchair bound stripper and buscemi playing her on!

once you meet the characters they are consistent and do not vary. malco is so good in his wacky and slightly mean insurance investigator role you have to like him. and buscemi is perfect as the 'forever looser' you just feel sorry for him. and casting dinklage as the insurance company owner was just genius! and silverman is always easy to like.

the story is easy to follow until the junk yard scene near the end with the gun shots! at that point with buscemi escaping and calling the cops (watch it) i became confused as to exactly what just took place in the plot line. that is the only reason i am rating it 2 stars short of a 10.

if you enjoy indie films pick this one up!


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