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Focus (2015)

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In the midst of veteran con man Nicky's latest scheme, a woman from his past - now an accomplished femme fatale - shows up and throws his plans for a loop.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Smith ... Nicky
Margot Robbie ... Jess
Adrian Martinez ... Farhad
Gerald McRaney ... Owens
Rodrigo Santoro ... Garriga
BD Wong ... Liyuan
Brennan Brown ... Horst
Robert Taylor ... McEwen
Dotan Bonen Dotan Bonen ... Gordon
Griff Furst ... Gareth
Stephanie Honoré ... Janice
David Stanford ... Drunken Stranger
Dominic Fumusa ... Jared
Steve Kim ... Liyuan’s Bodyguard
Don Yesso ... Card Player / Football Coach
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Storyline

Nicky Spurgeon is an extremely accomplished con man who takes an amateur con artist, Jess, under his wing. Nicky and Jess become romantically involved, and with Nicky's profession of being a liar and a cheater for a living, he realizes that deception and love are things that don't go together. They split, only to see each other three years later... And things get messy.

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Taglines:

Never Drop The Con. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual content and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA | Argentina

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

27 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fokus See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,685,137, 1 March 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$53,862,963

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$159,062,963
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The closeup of Nicky's watch, after he receives the "You're burnt" text in the hotel, shows it to be a Piaget Polo FortyFive Chronograph. At the time of filming, this model had a list price of roughly 19,000 U.S. dollars. See more »

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Between the $50,000 and $100,000 bets at the "Super Bowl", despite it being portrayed as happening almost immediately, not only has possession gone from the Thrashers to the Rhinos but, apparently, a new quarter has started because the teams have switched field directions. See more »

Quotes

Owens: He is *not* gonna die! You hear me? He is *not* gonna die!
Owens: Probably.
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Soundtracks

Meet Me In The City
Written and Performed by Junior Kimbrough
Courtesy of Fat Possum Records
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Where Do I Start...

First off , Will Smith absolutely played his course with these playboy roles. Im not buying it anymore dude. Secondly Margot is gorgeous but she is too gorgeous to play a believable femme fatale. I felt the acting was outstanding for obvious reasons. But the films two stars weren't right fits for the parts i feel like. Big names , great faces, add the amazing chemistry and this should have taken off as a great movie. But it hasn't and I think the missing element was the fact that Will in unbelievable and so is she.

If the characters are not believable you do not have a movie. But i will say it was well made, well acted and it wasn't too drawn out. I actually really liked it till i realized maybe a Ryan Gosling and a Mara Rooney could have been a nice mix or a female that has an edgy look mixed with the James Bond look. Idk , this just didn't do it for me at the end of the day.

Great intelligent intellectual story, Above average screenplay,Great locations and filming dynamic-- automatically 7 star movie..


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