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Sour Grapes (1998)

R | | Comedy | 17 April 1998 (USA)
Two cousins and friends, Richie and Evan, go to Atlantic City to gamble. Richie loses all he has at slot machines and asks Evan for two more coins for a last attempt. That last attempt ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Burns ... Eulogist
Viola Harris Viola Harris ... Selma Maxwell
Scott Erik Scott Erik ... Teenage Richie
Michael Resnick Michael Resnick ... Teenage Evan
Steven Weber ... Evan Maxwell
Craig Bierko ... Richie Maxwell
Jennifer Leigh Warren ... Millie
Karen Sillas ... Joan
Robyn Peterman Robyn Peterman ... Roberta
Anthony Parziale Anthony Parziale ... Blackjack Dealer
Abraham Kessler Abraham Kessler ... Crap Dealer
Fred Goehner Fred Goehner ... Floor Manager
Amy Hohn ... Waitress
Denise Bessette Denise Bessette ... Cocktail Waitress
Angelo Tiffe ... Chauffeur
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Storyline

Two cousins and friends, Richie and Evan, go to Atlantic City to gamble. Richie loses all he has at slot machines and asks Evan for two more coins for a last attempt. That last attempt brings a $400,000 jackpot for Richie. No wonder Evan turns greedy and jealous. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

They're cousins and best friends... until debt do them part! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sex-related humor | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Até Que O Dinheiro Nos Separe See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$123,104, 19 April 1998

Gross USA:

$123,104

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$123,104
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A video cassette copy of the film figures in the plot of an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm ("Aamco"), also from writer & director Larry David. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h) When Richard leaves the chiropractor's office and the cops pull up to talk to him, the potted plant on the right moves between shots. Note the position in relation to the little square window on the building. See more »

Quotes

Selma Maxwell: [making soup at the stove, to son Richie] This won't take long. ...little salt, a little peppah-deppah. Awww. Who else knows how much you love peppah-deppah? No one. No *one*!
[singing]
Selma Maxwell: There is a lay-dee / Who likes lovely bay-zhil / And this lovely basil lady / Came to town
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, we see a bowl of grapes rotting as each name comes on the screen. See more »

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Referenced in Curb Your Enthusiasm: AAMCO (2000) See more »

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Overture, from La gazza ladrà (The Thieving Magpie)
Composed by Gioachino Rossini
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wonderfully silly farce
31 December 2002 | by vchimpanzeeSee all my reviews

We know right from the beginning that this will not be a normal movie. At Leonard's funeral, his widow Selma hugs her son Richie and, in a voice loud enough for everyone to hear, demands that he not let anything happen to him, because he is all she has left. Twenty years later, Richie is a patient of his cousin Evan, a brain surgeon,because of a growth on his head. Before the test results come back, the cousins go to Atlantic City with their girlfriends. While playing the slot machines, Richie runs out of quarters and asks Evan for some. He wins $400,000, and though Evan thinks he deserves a share, he won't ask for it. He doesn't have to. Richie writes him a check for the grand sum of ... $1,000. It seems everyone has an opinion on what Richie should do, including the limo driver who kicks Richie out in the middle of nowhere. Evan gives Richie a jogging suit for his birthday (Richie gives it to a wino) and Richie realizes he should give Evan more. He offers 3 percent. Evan gets even after the test results come back, telling Richie he has just months to live. Knowing his mother won't be able to go on if he dies, Richie arranges for the aforementioned wino to move into his mother's house. See, the mother has a heart condition, and the shock of a stranger in her house might ... anyway, Evan gets the news just before doing surgery on a famous sitcom star, surgery that if not done right could leave the actor, um, less of a man. The second half of the movie is even funnier than the first. The actor playing the wino gives a standout performance. One particularly funny incident: a neighbor who saw the wino apologizes to the African-American detective investigating the incident for the fact the man is black, and her husband assures the detective the next time the person might be white or even Chinese. A wonderful movie. Even the music is first-rate, mostly classical (well, there is the sitcom's theme song, which is fluff).


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