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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.

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Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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 »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,434, 27 September 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$129,747, 23 October 2015
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In Spain was only released in 2 theaters (Madrid: Artistic Metropol, for 5 days / Barcelona: Cinemes Girona, for 6 days).The film was only projected in subtitled version. See more »

Goofs

The sub-titles to the Netflix version of this film mistakenly credit Jack Fessenden with composing Satie's "Gymnopedie Number 1" See more »

Quotes

Cherry: A man alone is a half a man.
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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 »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Floor To Crawl
Written and Performed by James Hand
Courtesy of Rounder Records
By Arrangement with Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Gambler's Version of Sideways
10 September 2015 | by chicagopoetrySee all my reviews

Mississippi Grind is a very enjoyable film. Gerry (Ben Mendelsohn) and Curtis (Ryan Reynolds, the spitting image of Ben Affleck--so much so you may watch this and think it WAS Ben playing the role), embark on a gambling road trip much like the characters in Sideways embark on a wine tasting tour. Although the result isn't as funny as Sideways, it's just as engaging in it's depiction of two lost souls male bonding with each other. They have their ups and downs and despite how the characters are depicted it remains ambiguous who is ultimately the wiser. Although fans of gambling movies will surely enjoy this character study, at the end of the day it's the acting that pulls this through and makes the two hours go by without a dull moment, even though action is scarce and human interaction is the main theme. I enjoyed it and recommend it.


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