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The Last Casino (2004)

A university teacher recruits 3 bright students to learn the art of card counting and makes them play, and win, for him.

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Pierre Gill

Writer:

Steven Westren
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Martin Smith ... Barnes
Katharine Isabelle ... Elyse
Kris Lemche ... Scott
Julian Richings ... Orr
Albert Chung ... George
Normand D'Amour ... Wilson
Jacques Godin ... Saunders
Roy Lund Roy Lund ... Casino #1 BJ Dealer #1
K.C. Coombs K.C. Coombs ... Saleswoman - Sexshop
Una Kay Una Kay ... Recruiter
Carl Alacchi ... Casino #1 Floor Manager #1
Sean Lu ... Asian Player
Tim Post ... Hotel Game Boss
Livia Duguay Livia Duguay ... Hotel Game Dealer
Nancy Tang Nancy Tang ... Mrs. Chen
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Storyline

One deadbeat teacher discovers that three of his students are great math wizzes and decides to teach them how to count cards and make lots of money. As they learn how to play the casinos, things get tricky when the debt owing teacher informs them that their front man wants restitution for loses (of supposed $500,000 Canadian) in about a weeks time. The three students decide to hit all the major casinos in Ontario and Quebec until discovered. Will they make the money needed? Or will they suffer the concequences? Written by Luc Ippersiel

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How much money can 3 students get counting cards? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | None

Release Date:

26 June 2004 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Az utolsó kaszinó See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD5,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby Surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The Chinese dialect that the tuna salesman and George speak is Cantonese. See more »

Goofs

Barnes says that Casinos will do anything to distract a player including sending over free booze. While this is true in the United States, the movie is set in Canada, and Canadian casinos are not permitted to "give" free alcohol. Soft drinks and coffee only. See more »

Quotes

Barnes: [after showing the group how to count cards] Any thoughts?
Scott: [confused] Um... you started at zero and you finished at... zero.
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Better than a lot of American movies nowadays!
13 July 2005 | by philchaoSee all my reviews

When I first tuned into this movie on the movie network, I didn't expect much because it is a Canadian film. But by the end of the movie, I had a different appreciation of what Canadian film makers can accomplish. This movie kept me interested throughout, and didn't need a huge budget to do so. The storyline is well written and the direction is top notch. The subtle humor and mature language was also well-placed. If you like cards, or casinos, or movies involving scamming money, this is the film for you. The fairly new cast does a great job. I liked the investor character of Orr, but I especially liked Katharine Isabelle as Elyse. She is a talented actress and beautiful to boot. If you're looking for a good Canadian film, this has got to be one of the best. This is a definite must-see.


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