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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

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 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

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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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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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Details

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$537,242, 15 December 2019

Gross USA:

$49,939,380

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$49,939,380
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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This is socialite Julia Fox's first film role. She was approached by the Safdie brothers based on her high profile New York City social life. See more »

Goofs

In the club scene, "Swimming Pools (Drank)" by Kendrick Lamar is playing in the background. This should not be possible, as the movie takes place in May of 2012 and the song did not release until July of that year. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer, in Gary's office]
Howard Ratner: So I want the Celtics to cover, I want the Celtics halftime, I want Garnett points and rebounds.
Gary: Whaddaya know?
Howard Ratner: I dunno, I just know.
Gary: Well I'll tell you what I know, it's the dumbest fuckin' bet I ever heard of.
Howard Ratner: [smiles with teeth] I disagree.
[leaves]
Howard Ratner: I disagree, Gary.
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Connections

Referenced in Sardonicast: The Rise of Skywalker, Space Jam (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Type of Way
Written by Rich Homie Quan (as Dequantes Lamar) and Lionel Carter Jr.
Performed by Rich Homie Quan
Courtesy of Def Jam Recordings
under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Sandler delivers a tour de force performance in one of the year's best films.
22 September 2019 | by ierenzSee all my reviews

The Safdie brothers are a masterful dark comedy creating a film that happily has one rooting for the bad guy. Ratner is in more ways than one despicable cheat; but he's also someone who can't assist but love the crowd. As his different systems become more complicated, Ratner's hole digs deeper and deeper.With the ideal combination of arrogance and nervous insecurity, Sandler portrays Ratner's reckless descent. He's the man who believes he's covered with all the corners ; but he's really hanging on by a lucky thread.The performance of Sandler fits completely into the natural and edgy filmmaking style of the Safdie brother. The siblings patiently build a narrative that is an unpleasant and riveting experience. The more turbulent the waters Ratner is swimming in, the more difficult it is for one to look away. In fact, Uncut Gems is a rare treasure, a thrilling and darkly funny film.


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