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Revolver (2005)

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

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Guy Ritchie

Writers:

Luc Besson (adaptation), Guy Ritchie
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Statham ... Jake Green
Ray Liotta ... Dorothy Macha
Vincent Pastore ... Zach
André Benjamin ... Avi
Terence Maynard ... French Paul (as Terrence Maynard)
Andrew Howard ... Billy
Mark Strong ... Sorter
Francesca Annis ... Lily Walker
Mem Ferda ... Macha's Goon
Anjela Lauren Smith ... Doreen
Elana Binysh Elana Binysh ... Rachel
Shend ... Teddy (Billy's Bodyguard)
Bill Moody Bill Moody ... Al
Stephen Walters ... Joe
Vincent Riotta Vincent Riotta ... Benny
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Your mind will not accept a game this big


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Sony Pictures

Country:

France | UK

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

22 September 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Revólver See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,820, 9 December 2007

Gross USA:

$84,738

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,155,807
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The letters in "revolver" match the arrangement of chess pieces on the first and last rank of the chessboard. See more »

Goofs

It is obvious that the first chess game between Avi and Jake, is drastically sped up, however Jake mates Avi with his queen which we just saw Avi capture. See more »

Quotes

[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

There are no opening or end credits. Only the distributor (EuropaCorp) and the production company (Revolver Pictures Ltd) are credited at all. The ending has several minutes of blank screen and piano music. This seems to be a deliberate choice by the director to reinforce the movie's philosophical themes. See more »

Alternate Versions

The psychoanalysts and philosophers at the end in the pre-credits scene are discussing the "ego" (one's sense of self). Freud's model of the mind has three parts (id, ego, and superego). The ego (named for the Latin word for self) is what Jake Green is up against, also called Mr Gold, also referred in the opening quote as the enemy that hides in the last place you would ever look. In one monologue, there is a recognition that "I'm you (the ego), you're not me." The chess master notes that if you try to destroy him (the ego) to save them (the people around you), they will destroy you to save him (their egos). See more »

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Soundtracks

Piano Sonata No.14 in C Sharp-Minor, Op. 27, No. 2
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Restaurant Shootout Scene)
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Style way over substance
14 November 2006 | by somfSee all my reviews

I never saw "Swept Away", so I can say that this is the first Guy Ritchie film that I did not care for. I love his style, and that frantic editing and pace that was so wonderful in Snatch and lock stock is utilized in this film as well. When I first heard about "Revolver" and the talent involved, I found it hard to believe that is was not being released in the US. I don't find that so hard to believe anymore. As it opens, one feels they are in for a terrific two hours. Within ten minutes that feeling begins to fade. At the one hour point, I continued to watch to see what the heck Mr. Ritchie was trying to say. I respect him as a filmmaker. If I didn't, I may not have even finished this train wreck of a film. David Lynch, Ritchie is not. Well maybe Lynch on a bad day. I read a couple of comments where the reviewers said that it became clearer upon multiple viewings. I say get a life. I gave the film a 5 because I enjoyed Jason Stratham, Ray Liotta and Andre Benjamin. I thought Pastore was terrible. I also enjoyed the shooter character that looks like Stanley Tucci. There were several brilliant scenes. But again, the story is a total mess. Really.


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