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Gutshot Straight (2014)

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A gambler is drawn into a life of money and power to make a quick buck, but he quickly realizes he is part of a setup that could cost him his life.

Director:

Justin Steele

Writer:

Jerry Rapp (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Eads ... Jack
AnnaLynne McCord ... May
Steven Seagal ... Paulie Trunks
Ted Levine ... Lewis
Vinnie Jones ... Carl
Stephen Lang ... Duffy
Tia Carrere ... Leanne
Fiona Dourif ... Gina
Elsie Fisher ... Stephanie (as Elsie Kate Fisher)
John Lewis ... Nico
Daniel Aldema Daniel Aldema ... Forrest
Mark D. Espinoza ... Schmidt
Loni Love ... Ms. Love
Cady Lanigan ... Stacey (as Katie Lanigan)
John Rushing ... Pete
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A gambler is drawn into a life of money and power to make a quick buck, but he quickly realizes he is part of a setup that could cost him his life.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for sexuality/nudity, language and some violence | See all certifications »
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Lay This Body Down
Written by Josh Caldwell, Parker Brooks, Keith Waggoner and Brian Soika
Performed by 'Les Blanks'
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Getting from point A to point B
22 April 2019 | by d.rustSee all my reviews

I like George Eads. He was entertaining as MacGyver's partner in the reboot. His connection to CSI has given him a lot of experience, so naturally a film set in Las Vegas seems a natural for him.

So why is this movie not rated higher? No explosions. No car chases. No blazing gun battles. Nope. None of that stuff. Just Jack. He wanders from point A to point B, getting along. Sometimes his crappy Volvo starts. He plays cards. He has a few friends. He needs a shave. Sometimes he gets punched in the face. He can take it. He's looking for money. Duffy gets to him. And then life happens.

Supporting characters are pretty strong. Vinnie Jones and Steven Seagal are underworld types that Jack orbits. Steven Lang (the colonel in Avatar) and Ted Levine (Jame Gumb in Silence of the Lambs) are psychopath brothers who unfortunately don't share screen time. Tia Carrera (schwing!) is forgettable as a barfly.

This could have been a more powerful movie if it were a little tighter on the direction. Other than that, it was fun to watch.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 2014 (USA) See more »

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Gutshot See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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2.35 : 1
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