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Taking Chances (2009)

R | | Comedy | November 2009 (USA)
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When he discovers that an Indian casino is about to be built over the town's historic battlefield, Chase Revere, the self-appointed protector of a small town's rather meager place in ... See full summary »

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Talmage Cooley

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Annie Nocenti
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Credited cast:
Justin Long ... Chase Revere
Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Lucy
Rob Corddry ... Mayor Cleveland Fishback
Keir O'Donnell ... Digger Morris
Missi Pyle ... Faith Fishback
David Jensen ... Chief Samuel Many Bulls
Jimmi Simpson ... Charlie Carbonara
Nick Offerman ... Sheriff Hoke Hollander
Brian Howe ... Stover Barksdale
Phil Reeves ... Stanton Revere
Robert Beltran ... Joseph Sleeping Bear
Kimberly Guerrero ... Mary Born Kicking
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Martin Beck ... Beggar
Stephanie Ellis Bratton Stephanie Ellis Bratton ... Awakened neighbor (as S.E. Stilwell)
Kendrick Cross ... Lawyer
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When he discovers that an Indian casino is about to be built over the town's historic battlefield, Chase Revere, the self-appointed protector of a small town's rather meager place in American history, joins forces with sexy but dangerous town siren Lucy Shanks to launch an all-out offensive against the project - earning the wrath of the entire town, who believe that the casino will save their decaying local community. Written by RG

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Love's always a gamble.

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Rated R for some crude sexual references | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Patriotville See more »

Filming Locations:

Chester, South Carolina, USA See more »

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What Will You Do
Performed by Wyoming
Composed and Performed by Jacob Bercovici
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Great indie flick
28 July 2010 | by doubleoddSee all my reviews

This endearing and thoughtful indie effort is well worth the watch. There are some hysterical scenes, particularly those between the hero (Justin Long) and his best friend (Keir O'Donell), and everything the Mayor (Rob Corddry) does. The story has a few small holes, but that doesn't get in the way of recognizing that this is a powerful satire of small town America down on its luck. The narrative exposes the fragility of American values when greed and corruption take hold. The hero turns out to be the only one in town that remembers why America is America, and for that his neighbors decide he must pay a price. Lots of turns that you don't see coming, including a big one at the film's climax.


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