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Revolver (2005)

Gambler Jake Green enters into a game with potentially deadly consequences.

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After seven years in solitary, Jake Green is released from prison. In the next two years, he amasses a lot of money by gambling. He's ready to seek his revenge on Dorothy (Mr. D) Macha, a violence-prone casino owner who sent Jake to prison. He humiliates Macha in front of Macha's lieutenants, leaves, and keels over. Doctors tell him he has a rare disease and will die in three days; Macha also puts a hit out on him. Loan sharks, Zack and Avi, demand Jake's cash and complete fealty in return for protection. Jake complies, and through narration and flashbacks, we watch him through at least three days of schemes, danger, and redemption. Who is his greatest enemy? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Your mind will not accept a game this big


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Rated R for violence, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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22 September 2005 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Revólver  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,082,661 (Europe) (23 September 2005)

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$75,420 (USA) (16 December 2007)
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Harvey Keitel passed on this project. See more »

Goofs

Although the film is set in a fairly generic American urban setting, in the scenes in a moving car in which Sorter (Mark Strong) talks about missing his shots, the actual scenery outside the car windows is that seen from a car heading east on Harcourt Road, Central District, in Hong Kong. At about 13:58 for instance we see the Bank of America Tower's Chinese and English signage very clearly in the background, a few seconds later we see I.M. Pei's Bank of China building behind Strong, and just after that the very distinctive shape of the two towers of what was originally Bond (now Lippo) Centre. See more »

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[first lines]
Jake Green: One thing I've learned in the last seven years: in every game and con there's always an opponent, and there's always a victim. The trick is to know when you're the latter, so you can become the former.
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Crazy Credits

The Netflix version has normal end credits. Over the first part of the end credits, eight different "shrinks" (including six Ph.D.s and one M.D.) briefly discuss concepts in the movie. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Robert De Niro/Destiny's Child (2004) See more »

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Piano Sonata No.14 in C Sharp-Minor, Op. 27, No. 2
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Restaurant Shootout Scene)
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A great film
10 November 2005 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

I have just finished watching this film and I can honestly say that this is a work of art. I was very surprised to see the overall rating as 5.2.

Not only does Guy bring together a b list(ish) movie cast and make them into such glorious characters, he has given us a movie with a fantastically diverse story line with much left to the imagination.

Far too many people are wanting movies with a plot that can be understood and handed to them on a plate...yet these are the films that get poor reviews because they are far too predictable.

This film is special. Get it, now!


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