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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 García-Lorido ... Holly
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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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

To stay lean for this role, Jason Statham consumed a diet of just spinach and brown rice. See more »

Goofs

When Nick starts playing, Roxy tells him that her shift is off in 10 minutes at midnight. New dealer comes in and Nick keeps on winning. When he goes back to bet all the winnings for the last time, Roxy is again dealing at the table. She should not be dealing as her shift was over. See more »

Quotes

Nick Wild: If they kill me?
Holly: I'll be miserable for days.
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Connections

References American Gangster (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life
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Music by Victor Herbert
Lyrics by Rida Johnson Young
Performed by Michael Angarano
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Great "Statham" Flick...
18 January 2016 | by Matt-CanalconSee all my reviews

I was in the mood for a nice action movie, and I did not have a lot of expectations for this Jason Statham movie. I have to say it was really entertaining, patient viewers will be rewarded! I was surprised to see the low rating here on IMDb, but I understand this is a "slow- burning" type of movie, not always the best idea for action movies. However, this had a lot of great elements in my opinion.

It is not a full-throttle non-stop action type of flick, but the fight scenes are very well executed, especially one fight scene in the Casino. I prefer having a few great scenes filmed with style than numerous average fights/gunshots scenes filmed with shaky-cam. This is why I liked this movie better than previous Statham flicks like "Safe", or "The Mechanic" (which I still liked).

The music was cool, and I loved seeing Statham driving around with his Ford Torino GT in the streets of Vegas. The direction from Simon West was really surprising, coming-off very strong after the pretty generic and weak "Stolen" with Nic Cage.

The movie is not perfect, the sub-plot with Cyrus (the young guy) was a bit annoying, but it is a cool movie, really underrated in my opinion. You also have a lot of great supporting actors like Stanley Tucci, Sofia Vergara and Max Casella.

8/10


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