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The Grand (2007)

R | | Comedy | 7 June 2007 (USA)
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An improvisational comedy using a handful of actors playing characters competing in an actual poker tournament.

Director:

Zak Penn

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Woody Harrelson ... One Eyed Jack Faro
David Cross ... Larry Schwartzman
Dennis Farina ... LBJ 'Deuce' Fairbanks
Cheryl Hines ... Lainie Schwartzman
Richard Kind ... Andy Andrews
Chris Parnell ... Harold Melvin
Werner Herzog ... The German
Jason Alexander ... Dr. Yakov Achmed
Ray Romano ... Fred Marsh
Mike Epps ... Reggie Marshall
Judy Greer ... Sharon Andrews
Gabe Kaplan ... Seth Schwartzman
Michael Karnow ... Mike Werbe
Michael McKean ... Steve Lavisch
Julie Claire ... Dr. Jamie Sellers
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An improvisational comedy using a handful of actors playing characters competing in an actual poker tournament.

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Taglines:

A comedy about the fine art of losing

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Zak Penn Project See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,334, 23 March 2008

Gross USA:

$115,879

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$115,879
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The script was barely twenty-nine pages long. Co-Writer and Director Zak Penn had the actors and actresses improvise. See more »

Goofs

Chips spread across the table disappear during the Blausteen-Schwartzman game. See more »

Quotes

The German: Lucky Faro, he was a fiend, a monster, and yet, against my better judgment, I loved him. We even tried to murder eachother at some point.
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Soundtracks

Who?
Written by Anton Newcombe
Performed by The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Courtesy of The Committee To Keep Music Evil
Under License from Tepid Peppermint Wonderland, Ltd.
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Take your seat at the final table.
11 May 2008 | by trojan_uSee all my reviews

Being a regular poker player myself, i was probably more interested in watching this, than a non poker player, but you do not have to be an avid poker fan to enjoy this movie, though it would be slightly more interesting if you was.

Although the main basis of the film is about 6 people who have made the final table of a £10m poker tournament, it goes into more detail at the start of the film, of each particular person and their background etc, so by the end of the movie when the final is being played, you will probably have a favourite as to who you want to win.

But although the movie was watchable, it wasn't that good that you would want to watch it again and halfway through the film you've a pretty good idea how its going to end.

If you are into poker, look out for cameo appearances of Doyle Brunson and Phil Helmuth.

Verdict: Watchable but don't expect too much out of it.


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