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Wild Card (2015)

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When a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem gets in trouble with the mob, he has one last play...and it's all or nothing.

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Simon West

Writers:

William Goldman (based on the novel "Heat" by), William Goldman (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Statham ... Nick Wild
Michael Angarano ... Cyrus Kinnick
Dominik Garcia ... Holly (as Dominik García-Lorido)
Hope Davis ... Cassandra
Milo Ventimiglia ... Danny DeMarco
Max Casella ... Osgood
Stanley Tucci ... Baby
Sofía Vergara ... DD
Jason Alexander ... Pinky
Anne Heche ... Roxy
Chris Browning ... Tiel
Matthew Willig ... Kinlaw
François Vincentelli François Vincentelli ... Benny
Davenia McFadden Davenia McFadden ... Millicent (as Daviena McFadden)
Michael Papajohn ... Pit Boss
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Storyline

Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes...and this time, it's all or nothing. Written by Lionsgate

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Never bet against a man with a killer hand


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2015 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Heat See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,738,764
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Nick drives a 1969 Ford Torino GT See more »

Goofs

When Holly is dumped outside the hospital, it is in actuality West Jeff Medical Center in Marrero, LA, just outside New Orleans. That's a long way from Las Vegas, NV where the film is set. See more »

Quotes

Nick Wild: Dyin' ain't so bad. And at least I'll be out of Las Vegas.
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Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life
(uncredited)
Music by Victor Herbert
Lyrics by Rida Johnson Young
Performed by Michael Angarano
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Surprising, but it lacks refinement
4 February 2015 | by paul_3-960-896774See all my reviews

The trailer for Wild Card is very misleading, the film is not just a revenge movie staring Martial Art expert, ass-kicking, lethal weapon Jason Statham. It's actually surprising, well though-out, and more about Nick Wild's character than mindless fight scenes.

Well, the problem might not just be the trailer. There are a lot of side stories in this one film, the stories give you context, a get better sense of who Nick Wild (Statham) is, but in this case it's a little bit much. Because if you pick any of the side stories and make trailer of it, you'll have a completely different film, which is why the movie feels like a draft, jumbled, messy. I am aware that I'm saying this about a film written by an academy award winning screenwriter but that's how it is.

In way it reflects Nick Wild's state of mind and where he's at in his life. The deeper you get into the movie the more layers you find and realize what he's struggling with but as the movie start to scratch the surface it ends. I like Wild Card for one thing because it shown Jason Statham in a new light. He talks as much as he fights in this film and if you like Statham throwing fits and handling knives you'll be pleasantly surprise to him talk.

Wild Card is a better movie than I expected, don't get me wrong it's not movie of the year, but it's kind of good and entertaining.


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