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Saint John of Las Vegas (2009)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 10 June 2009 (USA)
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An ex-gambler is lured back into the game by a veteran insurance-fraud investigator.

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Hue Rhodes

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Hue Rhodes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Buscemi ... John
Romany Malco ... Virgil
Sarah Silverman ... Jill
Peter Dinklage ... Mr. Townsend
Jesse Garcia ... Park Ranger
John Cho ... Smitty
Tim Blake Nelson ... Militant Ned
Matthew McDuffie ... Lucypher
Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Tasty D Lite
Ben Zeller ... Truck Stop Owner
Aviva Baumann ... Pennie (as Aviva)
Shawn Prince ... Ticket Taker
Danny Trejo ... Bismarck
Stephen Eiland ... Mordicai
Josh Berry ... Manager
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Storyline

John Alighieri, formerly of Las Vegas, now works as a claims adjuster for Townsend Insurance LLC in Albuquerque. John used to think he was lucky, but now doesn't, which is why he, a gambler, moved away from Vegas to wherever his car would take him. That move, however, didn't cure his gambling addiction as he has turned instead to scratch and win tickets. The one lucky thing he sees in his current life is sitting in the next cubicle to Jill, to who he is attracted, she who most secretly know is sleeping with Mr. Townsend. When John goes into Mr. Townsend's office to ask for a raise, John walks out of the office instead with a new job/promotion: fraud investigator, working alongside the senior man in the position, Virgil. John's first case with Virgil is to investigation an automobile accident claim, which includes personal injury, made by a stripper with the stage name Tasty D Lite, who says that she was rear ended out in the middle of the desert which Virgil does not believe looking ... Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

Getting lucky is a roll of the dice.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some nudity | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Czlowiek, który mial szczescie do pecha See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,666, 31 January 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$102,645
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

At approximately 30:10 when John (Buscemi)is speaking to the gas station cashier, the envelope with the $1000 in it disappears and reappears. See more »

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After the end credits, the cast members appear individually taking a bow. See more »


Soundtracks

DIDN'T I
Written by William Daron Pulliam and John Tanner
Performed by Darondo
Courtesy of Luv N' Haight / Ubiquity Records
By Arrangement with Sugaroo
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Could have been a LOT better... But still not terrible.
21 July 2010 | by froggthejamSee all my reviews

I was really excited about this movie. When I saw the trailer for this movie, I felt like it couldn't be out on DVD soon enough. As soon as this was out on Redbox I rented it. Lucky for me I had a promo code and got this movie for free. You can just see how low the budget on this movie would have been.

It had it funny moments which were REALLY funny, but they were few and far apart. When you snag actors like Steve Buscemi, Romany Malco, Sarah Silverman and Peter Dinklage, you ensure they have a script to match their caliber. This script was mediocre and the story had no drive or punch. I expected a bit more off the ending, but to me it was an anticlimax.

My suggestion is to rent this movie if you really like the leads. Steve Buscemi and Romany Malco have done a great job acting. If you are expecting a classy suave movie set in Las Vegas, look elsewhere.


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