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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 »

Connections

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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Could not care less about Dante's Inferno. This was boring.
13 July 2010 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

I've seen a lot of interpretations on Dante's Inferno: the guy enters hell. From here to saying any movie about someone's falling is an interpretation is a stretch. And I know the writer and the director thought they were being smart doing a modern adaptation from a story no one really cares about and basically replacing everything, but I was the one watching, and I didn't find it smart, interesting or even good.

Steve Buscemi is one of my favorite actors, and he did play the part well, but the plot was simply a boring, useless, close to horizontal, descent into a hell that few people could have related to. The funny parts were not funny, the smart parts were obtuse, the action parts not existent. Oh, wait a minute... it was MY descent into hell, when I realize I've just wasted an hour and a half of my life for no good reason. I see now... really smart.

Bottom line: Sorry, Mr. Buscemi, sorry sexy Sarah Silverman, the film just sucked for me.


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