A charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.
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Howie 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, Howie 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 Howie gets to finally winning big, the more he is forced to realize he can't keep running from the consequences of his actions.
The first draft of the script was written in 2009. The Safdie Brothers always wanted a real-life Jew to portray the role, so they gave the screenplay to Adam Sandler, who declined. After that, they considered Harvey Keitel and Sacha Baron Cohen for the role of Howard before the brothers decided the part needed a younger actor like first intended. When the movie got financed after the success of Good Time (2017) in 2017, the role went to Jonah Hill, then back to Sandler in 2018. See more »
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That's your fault!
[hits Coach Rivers on the TV screen; speaking loudly:]
You see that other guy though, Phil? One'a your boys from Boston? You had some boys in Boston? You'll see what I'm talkin' - hang on! This fucker? Is that one'a your boys, that fat fuck? Looks like you. Looks like one'a your boys.
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Great film. Huge Adam Sandler fan, nice to see him do something serious. He is actually a very good actor when given good material. Not that I don't enjoy his funny films though. Lots of great supporting talent like Kevin Garnett and LaKeith Stanfield. Overall nice and interesting plot, just a little slow in the middle. Liked the very mesmerizing shots that took you through the gems. Movie was great with suspense. Really knows how to build extreme tension. One of the most suspenseful films I've seen in a while. Ending really caught me off guard.
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