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Uncut Gems (2019)

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With his debts mounting and angry collectors closing in, a fast-talking New York City jeweler risks everything in hope of staying afloat and alive.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mesfin Lamengo Mesfin Lamengo ... Wounded Miner
Sun Zhi Hua-Hilton Sun Zhi Hua-Hilton ... Mine Foreman
Liang Wei-Hui-Duncan Liang Wei-Hui-Duncan ... Mine Management 1
Sunny Wu Jin Zahao Sunny Wu Jin Zahao ... Mine Management 2
Deneke Muhugeta Deneke Muhugeta ... Lead Miner 1
Habtunu Africho Habtunu Africho ... Lead Miner 2
Warren Finkelstein Warren Finkelstein ... Dr. Blauman
Adam Sandler ... Howard Ratner
Keith William Richards ... Phil
Tommy Kominik Tommy Kominik ... Nico
LaKeith Stanfield ... Demany
Maksud Agadjani Maksud Agadjani ... Yussi
Ca$h Out Ca$h Out ... Ca$h Out
Andrea Linsky Andrea Linsky ... Joani
Roman Persits Roman Persits ... Roman
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Storyline

Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler) is a once successful New York gems dealer whose gambling addiction has left his family and career in shambles, and him hundreds of thousands in debt. Always looking for the next big bet, Howard thinks he finally hit it big when he discovers a rare uncut rock of Ethiopian gems, with a very interested high-profile buyer. But the closer Howard gets to finally winning big, the more he is forced to realize he can't keep running from the consequences of his actions.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong language, violence, some sexual content and brief drug use. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film features a rare acting appearance for Mike Francesa, whose filmography includes Undefeated (2003). In a further sports connection, he is considered a pioneer of sports talk radio beginning as the co-host of Mike and the Mad Dog with Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo on WFAN in New York. See more »

Goofs

The 2012 conference semi finals occurred between May 12th and May 26th. Passover began April 4th making it impossible to have a Seder during the playoffs. See more »

Quotes

Howard Ratner: I know. I know. Jews and colon cancer. What *is* that? I thought we were the chosen people.
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Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: A Good Cup of Toons (2020) See more »

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The Stranger
Written and Performed by Billy Joel
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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A FRANTIC MASTERPIECE
25 December 2019 | by RinoBortone91See all my reviews

A frantic episode in the life of Howard Ratner that let us imagine that there is more. A descent made of excruciating screams and precious gems, of sketched smiles and nerves on the skin. A well directed film, better written and very well acted. Adam Sandler offers us one of his best performances of his career, making many, especially young people, think that this actor has a lot to offer in different contexts. His performance, with the excellent directing by the Safdie Bothers, merges in an unique and original vision of a common plot. Film that you watch in a whisper with the perception that hours that seem minutes and minutes that seem endless. A thriller-dramatic picture with a bit of comedy between the lines. Frantic and unique.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

25 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Uncut Gems See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$537,242, 15 December 2019

Gross USA:

$50,023,780

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,023,780
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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