"[5] Gene Siskel of the Chicago Tribune gave the film two-and-a-half stars out of four and wrote, "What's missing is any real development of a relationship between Travolta and Curtis. Adam is jailed for contempt of court. Because of a previous bad experience with the press when she was a competitive swimmer, Jessie declines. After watching their respective partners die, a New Orleans hitman and a Washington, D.C. detective form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.

He manages to defend himself and everyone but him and one robber is killed.

Dean's former lover Eve (Melanie Griffith) arrives, and they take a break. Meanwhile, he must attend a trial at which he's supposed to testify.

The next day, Malini's enforcers track down Charlie to a restaurant and Marlo demands the return of Malini's money. Before the cards are turned up, Marlo enters the room.

Jessie can see that Adam is a man of his word and believes him that he did not write the article the way it appeared in Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone reporter Adam Lawrence (John Travolta) is sent from New York to Los Angeles to write an article about a businessman arrested for dealing drugs. They talk about taking the Dean (Sylvester Stallone) down at a game with a $250,000 buy-in and total stakes of at least $2,000,000.

It touts the First Amendment like a corny romance from the '40s—stars and stripes in spandex. [3], It is available on DVD from Warner Home Video. The three talk about the trouble Vernon is having and Tiffany speculates the cards are marked.
View production, box office, & company info. In the final hand, Vernon mucks a card and deals the hand. (as Holly Catarancuic). This FAQ is empty. A former CART champion is called in to give him guidance. "[7] Paul Attanasio of The Washington Post called the film "a trashy movie about women jumping up and down in leotards, but it's also more (and less) than that, a look at the wages of the free press.

A rebellious Cleveland warehouse worker rises through the ranks of a trucking industry union to become union president but his organized crime links cause his eventual downfall. The film was produced by Delphi III and Pluperfect and was released on June 7, 1985. Vernon discovers the Dean is using a "juice deck," a deck marked to be readable when one's eyes are unfocused. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. The room is stunned when the Dean turns up a third Queen to take the hand.

Tiffany arrives in time to kill Nate, but Marlo escapes. The Dean goes all in, and when Vernon is $50,000 short, Charlie and Tiffany make up the shortfall so he can call the bet.

[1][2], The film currently holds a 67% "fresh" rating at Rotten Tomatoes. The film was produced by RKO Pictures in 2003 and released in the USA on 21 June 2003 at the CineVegas International Film Festival. In a flashback, Vernon switches out the contents of a six deck shoe and they take the casino for $40,000. Written by A young hot shot driver is in the middle of a championship season and is coming apart at the seams.

[2] It received negative reviews and has a 19% approval rating based on 16 votes on Rotten Tomatoes.[3]. Hustlers Tiffany (Thandie Newton) and Charlie Miller (Gabriel Byrne) meet up with Larry Jennings (Jamie Foxx) as he's winning a poker game.

I work at Blockbuster so it's fair to say I have seen my fair share of movies and to be honest in the last 3 years...nothing has really caught my eye and made me sit and enjoy watching the same movie over and over again.One thing I notice to is we get a lot of 'sleepers' or straight to DVD titles and often those are the better of the movies.

It grossed $4.2 million during its opening weekend and $12.9 million worldwide, against a budget of $20 million. Shade is set in the world of poker hustlers working the clubs and martini bars of Los Angeles.

(as Carl M. Mazzocone Sr.), Girl in Hallway Scarne arrives at the murder scene and realizes that the three are involved from a description by the witnesses. Identifying the three as the team who conned Larry, Malini's muscle pull their guns and Tiffany pulls hers, then Scarne enters with his gun drawn. Shade is set in the world of poker hustlers working the clubs and martini bars of Los Angeles.

Adam tries to explain the whole situation to Jessie, but can't. They split the take, but as he leaves the Dean pauses to flip the blood-stained Ace of spades to Vernon. A Las Vegas mob enforcer travels back to his hometown to investigate his brother's mysterious death. "As an exercise in commentary, 'Perfect' doesn't live up to its name".

Despite a number of fine performances, a few good hoots and more daunting bodies, it's far from perfect. He visits "The Sport Connection," a popular gym where he meets workout instructor Jessie Wilson (Jamie Lee Curtis) and asks her for an interview. Who is the reclusive writer?

Adam's article is turned over to others for editing, using material supplied by his colleague Frankie, a photographer. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. It stars John Travolta, Jamie Lee Curtis, Anne De Salvo, Marilu Henner, Laraine Newman, Matthew Reed, and Jann Wenner. Charlie agrees to pay back $100,000, but Nate pulls a gun and a gunfight ensues.

She finds an old magazine article featuring embarrassing details about a romance involving Jessie. Add the first question. This has devastating impact on Jessie, as well as on others like Sally and Linda, described as "the most used piece of equipment in the gym.". The tale unfolds as a group of hustlers encounter "The Dean" and pull off a successful sting that results in their pursuit by a vengeful gangster. He deals the Dean two pair, Kings and Queens, and himself a pair of Jacks with a 7 in the hole for the Dean to see. Charlie, Vernon and Tiffany escape and hide out with The Professor (Hal Holbrook), Vernon's former mentor, who is suspicious of Charlie and insists Vernon is better than him.

It received negative reviews and has a 19% approval rating based on 16 votes on Rotten Tomatoes.

A lead detective being stalked by a serial killer is asked to check into a clinic treating law enforcement officials who can't face their jobs. It was written by Aaron Latham and James Bridges and is based on a series of articles that appeared in Rolling Stone magazine in the late 1970s, chronicling the popularity of Los Angeles health clubs among single people. Jessie comes to trust him. A woman who has just discovered she is the daughter of a murdered Mafia chieftain seeks revenge, with the aide of her father's faithful bodyguard.

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