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Uncut Gems (2019)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mesfin Lamengo Mesfin Lamengo ... Wounded Miner
Suin Zhi Hua-Hilton Suin Zhi Hua-Hilton ... Mine Foreman
Liang Wei-Hei Duncan Liang Wei-Hei Duncan ... Mine Management #1
Sunny Wu Jin Zahoo Sunny Wu Jin Zahoo ... 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 Williams Richards ... Phil
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

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.

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Uncut Gems See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$537,242, 15 December 2019

Gross USA:

$44,928,599

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,928,599
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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Kevin Garnett leaves his diamond ear "studs" along with his championship ring and takes the Opal, but returns wearing the diamond studs. See more »

Quotes

Howard Ratner: That's your fault!
[hits Coach Rivers on the TV screen; speaking loudly:]
Howard Ratner: 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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Referenced in Lights Out with David Spade: Episode #1.76 (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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Tension filled movie
8 January 2020 | by noahbetancourtSee all my reviews

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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