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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

Writer:

Hue Rhodes
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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 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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Goofs

When you first see the home that St. John owns in Albuquerque, New Mexico , it does not match the home home in a later scene towards the end of the movie. See more »

Crazy Credits

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


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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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Quirky movie lacks compelling storyline
30 July 2010 | by wlee08See all my reviews

Steve Buscemi holds this one together, the other main characters are impossible to identify with - either because they don't say much or they are mysterious and mean. There are a lot of bizarre situations that are thrown in which don't really further the storyline but show off a type of artistic creativeness. They definitely had a lot of good ideas here, and perhaps the movie would have been more interesting if they simply abandoned the tired story line and went from one hypnotic scenario to the next (Like Fear and Loathing). But the main story (the story about the insurance fraud) progresses in the background without momentum and when it is finally resolved it feels anticlimactic. But there is another story here, perhaps more important - the one concerning Steve Buscemis past. This could have been developed into a compelling and meaningful drama but it is only used to further the comedy (and to tack on the Confucious ending) There are a few laughs along the way here and a good deal of cute/quirky ideas. Could have been improved with a bit of storyline editing beforehand.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Człowiek, który miał szczęście 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

Gross USA:

$102,645

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$111,731
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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