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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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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Adam Sandler and Idina Menzel, who portray husband and wife, are jewish in real life. See more »

Goofs

Mohegan Sun Casino is in the state of Connecticut. Connecticut, while having 2 casinos and multiple off track betting sites, does not have legalized sports betting, yet. See more »

Quotes

Howard Ratner: This is me! This is how *I* win.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Uncut Gems (2020) See more »

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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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Stellar Evocation of Time & Place in Culture & Style
12 January 2020 | by zscottoaklandSee all my reviews

Adam Sandler leads this cast in pinpointing even the most minute details & distinct mannerisms unique to this story and its characters, that moviegoers, particularly those raised in the Tri-State area in the 80's-90's, will no-doubt find themselves lost in this film as if the characters were somehow truly friends of their actual friends. Nailing the particularities and distinct idiosyncrasies of these people without any support of oft-used parodic caricatures, coupled with gracefully weaving in a heavy pop culture storyline without being gratuitous, was masterful and made this a joy to watch. Given that the story itself was so well-written, this film lives up to all the hype- if Spike Lee, Guy Ritchie & David Fincher together spawned a writer/director, this is the film he would have wished he made himself. What a way to start the 2020 movie year; everyone crushed their roles, but Adam Sandler really stepped up to the plate to hit a homer at Yankee Stadium.


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