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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 ... 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 Safdie Brothers wanted to make this film since 2009 and prior to Good Time (2017), but couldn't get the project off the ground due to lack of financing. During that waiting period, Robert Pattinson contacted the brothers via e-mail and said he was interested to work with them after he randomly discovered the poster of actress Arielle Holmes covered in pink neon light from their previous film Heaven Knows What (2014) on the Internet. After they met with Pattinson, liking him and being inspired by his energy, the Safdies spontaneously started to write Good Time (2017) with him in mind. After the film's premiere in Cannes and the following critical success, the brothers found themselves getting calls from Hollywood executives with offers including a big-budget superhero movie, which they declined and instead secured financing for Uncut Gems. See more »

Goofs

The movie takes place in 2012, but the helicopter that Julia takes to make the bet at Mohegan Sun is a BLADE helicopter; the company wasn't founded until 2014. See more »

Quotes

Howard Ratner: This is me! This is how *I* win.
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Connections

References Coming to America (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

L'amour Toujours (Small Mix)
Written by Gigi D'Agostino (as Luigino Di Agostino), Carlo Montagner, Paolo Sandrini and Diego Leoni (as Diego Maria Leonie)
Performed by Gigi D'Agostino
With the kind permission of ZYX Music GmbH & Co. KG.
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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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Dolby Atmos

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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