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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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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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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:

$46,866,968

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,866,968
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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

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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

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

Doc Rivers: [hoarsely] I need everyone in here - to lock in - KG! *Look* at KG! Remember this: If you wanna go quickly, do it alone. But if ya wanna go far, you do it - together. We're like roaches! And you can't kill us.
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Referenced in Lights Out with David Spade: Episode #1.67 (2019) See more »

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Swimming Pools (Drank)
Written by Kendrick Lamar, Nikhil Seetharam and T-Minus (as Tyler Williams)
Performed by Kendrick Lamar
Courtesy of Interscope Records and Top Dawg Entertainment
under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not a Sandler fan!
21 December 2019 | by iullahSee all my reviews

I am pretty sure this would be an Oscar nod for Sandler. One thing I can say for sure is that I have never been a Sandler fan. I have deliberately avoided his movies all along - I never liked him on SNL. In fact, I hate his moronic idiotic drooling expressions and acting. But boy did he break all my perceptions of him in this gem! This is not a movie to watch in cinema for sure. Watch it at leisure at home with possibly taking a break or two in between. It is intense and will draw you in.


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