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The Ante (2006)

Unrated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 18 April 2008 (USA)
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An innocent man becomes the killer everyone wants him to be when he gambles his freedom in order to save it.

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... Sam
Paula Davis ... The Farmer's Wife
Anastasia Bondarenko ... Jan
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Elio Castello ... Farmer's VO
... Framer V.O
Sharon McDonell ... Witness
Derek Seguin ... State Trooper #1
Mitchell Wolanski ... Bruce
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When down-on-his-luck Sam Bailey takes a wrong turn on a remote country road, he ends up with more than a little dirt to wash off his shoes after a miserable farmwife's hope for a better life becomes his worst nightmare. After Sam's greedy Russian wife discovers his deadly secret, she ups the ante with her own crazy plot - playing with Sam's life to cover her bet. The story of a man's absurd gamble to save his innocence; three desperate people who bet everything they have in a brainless high-stakes game of loser-loses-all. Written by Anonymous

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Dead Man's Luck  »

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CAD 350,000 (estimated)
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Jan: I'm not going to jail for you.
Sam: Shit, you won't even go to the kitchen for me.
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Ludicrous
21 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

When down-on-his-luck Sam Bailey takes a wrong turn on a remote country road, he ends up with more than a little dirt to wash off his shoes after a miserable farm wife's hope for a better life becomes his worst nightmare.

After Sam's greedy Russian wife discovers his deadly secret, she ups the ante with her own crazy plot - playing with Sam's life to cover her bet. The story of a man's absurd gamble to save his innocence; three desperate people who bet everything they have in a brainless high-stakes game of loser-loses-all.

Firstly, I completely agree with the reviewer who said the score for this movie has been manipulated. There is no way a normal person would give this a score of 8, 9 or 10! No way.

It's quite a pretentious movie and not a lot of it makes a shred of sense. For example if you walk into a hone and see broken furniture and blood on the carpet would you go in the basement? Really? The movie starts out well but then goes down hill fast. Believably disappears and there is no tension whatsoever. In fact there are scenes that are down right laughable.

And the main character smokes so much he MUST have lung cancer by now. Why he was cast at all is a mystery. He's got a horrible annoying voice. His claim to fame? He played a cop on the Trailer Park Boys.


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