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Mississippi Grind (2015)

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Down on his luck and facing financial hardship, Gerry teams up with younger charismatic poker player, Curtis, in an attempt to change his luck. The two set off on a road trip through the South with visions of winning back what's been lost.


Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Mendelsohn ... Gerry
Yvonne Landry ... Louise
Anthony Howard Anthony Howard ... Larry
Ryan Reynolds ... Curtis
Jayson Warner Smith ... Clifford
Kerry Cahill ... Riverboat Waitress
Jane McNeill ... 'Bloody Mary' Kate
Jason Shaffette Jason Shaffette ... Chuck Poker Dealer
P.J. Marshall ... Dale
Stephanie Honoré ... Denise
Teri Wyble ... Home Buying Wife
Hunter Burke ... Home Buying Husband
Randy Austin ... Big Winner
Jared Bankens ... Skinny Thug
Alfre Woodard ... Sam


Down on his luck and facing financial hardship, Gerry teams up with a younger, charismatic poker player named Curtis in an attempt to change his luck. The two set off on a road trip through the South with visions of winning back what has been lost. Written by Electric City

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We can't lose.


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

13 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Febre do Mississípi See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,434, 27 September 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$129,747, 23 October 2015
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The scene where Curtis and Gerry are driving to Memphis and Gerry asks Curtis his age Curtis says he's 39 but Gerry doesn't believe him and tells him he's 35. Curtis admits to lying and says "I am 35." But in real life (Ryan Reynolds) playing the character of Curtis is in fact 39. See more »


During the Fairgrounds Racetrack scene prior to the start of the horse race, the track announcer says "The trotters are now in the hand of the starter, it's post time." This would be appropriate prior to the start of a trotting harness race, not a thoroughbred turf race which is depicted as happening live on the track. See more »


Curtis: [Yelling, drunk] Woodford!
Gerry: [Yelling, drunk] Woodford!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, when the soundtrack information is rolling, the first 4 tells of Joe Navarro's 200 poker tells are played. See more »


References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


Installment By The Bottle
Written and Performed by Ray Crowder
Courtesy of Big Legal Mess Records
Administered by Wixen Music Publishing, Inc.
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Hard to put one's finger on what kept this from being great.
20 September 2015 | by somfSee all my reviews

Huge gambling film fan here. Let it Ride is one of my all time favorite comedies and I loved both the James Caan and Mark Wahlberg Gambler films, Big Hand For the Little Lady, Hustler,The Sting, Color of Money, Hard Eight , Rounders, The Cincinatti Kid and 21 all films I found better than this.

I came to the film for Ben Mendelsohn whom I have been a huge fan of since seeing the great "Animal Kingdom". He does not disappoint. This also is perhaps the best work that I have seen Ryan Reynolds do.

It is a road trip film that some are comparing to Sideways, but the script just feels flat. It held my interest. It is worth seeing, but it really could have had a more compelling script. A lot of it may be that beyond the relationship between the two leads, none of the other characters really played out well or drew me in.

I will say one thing. The sound track is classic. One of the best ever; full of Delta Blues and a host of songs that were oldies, but new to my ears. The soundtrack was a pure 10. Worth the price of admission alone.

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