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Smokin' Aces

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When a shifty magician turns state's evidence against a Las Vegas underworld heavy, the high price placed on his head sparks a fevered race to rub the snitch out and collect a tidy paycheck in Narc director Joe Carnahan's dark action comedy. Buddy "Aces" Israel Jeremy Piven is a small-time scammer who has somehow managed to get the goods on big-time mobster Primo Sparazza. Upon discovering that Buddy is about to deliver the evidence needed to get him thrown in jail for life, Primo takes out a sizable contract on ...
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Overview

When a shifty magician turns state's evidence against a Las Vegas underworld heavy, the high price placed on his head sparks a fevered race to rub the snitch out and collect a tidy paycheck in Narc director Joe Carnahan's dark action comedy. Buddy "Aces" Israel Jeremy Piven is a small-time scammer who has somehow managed to get the goods on big-time mobster Primo Sparazza. Upon discovering that Buddy is about to deliver the evidence needed to get him thrown in jail for life, Primo takes out a sizable contract on Buddy that entices every two-bit thug, grizzled bounty hunter, deadly vixen, skilled assassin, and ladder-climbing Mafioso within a hundred-mile radius into taking a shot at the prize. Now holed up in his luxurious Lake Tahoe hideout with only two FBI agents Ryan Reynolds and Ray Liotta standing between him from a virtual army of money-hungry rogues, Buddy is about to find out just how far this motley crew of killers is willing to go in order to take him out and hit the jackpot. Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Andy Garcia, Alicia Keys, and Martin Henderson co-star in a bullet-strewn, ensemble crime comedy that never stops to reload.
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Special Features

Alternate ending and 18 minutes of deleted scenes and outtakes; Shoot 'Em Up" stunts & effects uncover the secrets behind some of the film's most action-packed scenes!; And much more!
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/17/2007
  • UPC: 025193226624
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:49:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 36,397

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ben Affleck Jack Dupree
Andy Garcia Stanley Locke
Alicia Keys Georgia Sykes
Ray Liotta Donald Carruthers
Jeremy Piven Buddy 'Aces' Israel
Ryan Reynolds Richard Messner
Peter Berg 'Pistol' Pete Deeks
Taraji P. Henson Sharice Watters
Chris Pine Darwin Tremor
Martin Henderson Hollis Elmore
Jason Bateman Rupert 'Rip' Reed
Common Sir Ivy
Joel Edgerton Hugo Croop
Curtis Armstrong Morris Mecklen
David Proval Victor Padiche
Tommy Flanagan Lazlo Soot
Joseph Ruskin Primo Sparazza
Christopher Holley Beanie
Nestor Carbonell Pasquale Acosta 'S.A. Gerald Diego'
Kevin Durand Jeeves Tremor
Vladimir Kulich The Swede
Maury Sterling Lestor Tremor
Matthew Fox Bill, Security Super
Alex Rocco Serna
Wayne Newton Wayne Newton
Mike Falkow Freeman Heller
Joe Drago FBI Aide
Jeff Habberstad Top Coated Gunman
Davenia McFadden Loretta Wyman
George Fisher McGarey
Janet Edwards Naked Prostitute
Suzanne Stover Prostitute 1
Scott Halberstadt Pimply Casino Employee
Lorna Scott Hotel Receptionist
Lonnie Moore Gary The Security Guard
Patrick St. Esprit Moustache
Steve Florian Security Member
Robert J. Weir Security Member
Zach Cumer Warren
Ken Rudulph CS Team Member
Christopher Murray Sergeant, Chief
Michael Murphy Sheriff Badger
Marianne Muellerleile Margie Turlock
Stefanie Cruz Reporter
John Alston Reporter
Brian Bloom Agent Baker
R. Paul Wilson Magician
Paul Wilson Magician
Scott Bloom FBI Agent 3
Alfred Woodley FBI Agent 2
James Conkle Young Buddy
Clare Carey Laverne
David 'Goldy' Goldsmith Stage Manager
Brice Fowler Conductor
Technical Credits
Joe Carnahan Director, Screenwriter
Jeff Abberley Executive Producer
Alterian Studios Makeup Special Effects
Nick Angel Musical Direction/Supervision
Maria Baker Art Director
Tim Bevan Producer
Julia Blackman Executive Producer
Liza Chasin Executive Producer
Dave Emmerichs Camera Operator
Eric Fellner Producer
Mauro Fiore Cinematographer
Robert Frazen Editor
Tony Gardner Makeup Special Effects
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond Casting
Robert Graf Executive Producer
Billy Hunter Set Decoration/Design
Amanda Mackey Casting
Clint Mansell Score Composer
Maurice K. McGuire Camera Operator
L. Justin Muller Asst. Director
Cat Smith Set Decoration/Design
Derek Vanderhorst Sound/Sound Designer
Martin Whist Production Designer
Cindy Williams Makeup
Mary Zophres Costumes/Costume Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Smokin' Aces
1. Most Wanted [5:42]
2. Showman of the Year [5:30]
3. Meet the Players [7:05]
4. What's the Plan? [7:28]
5. Under Negotiation [4:29]
6. Wrong Place, Wrong Time [5:19]
7. Checkmate [4:39]
8. Mama's Got Your Back [8:02]
9. Loyal and Devout [7:23]
10. Recovered [4:12]
11. Elevator Exchange [4:18]
12. The Last Chip [3:06]
13. Deal Revoked [2:51]
14. Bring It! [4:36]
15. Accounted For [7:23]
16. The Aftermath [2:36]
17. Beat Out [3:21]
18. Betrayed [2:58]
19. Pulling the Plug [8:09]
20. End Titles [2:52]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Smokin' Aces
   Play
   Scenes
   Bonus Features
      Deleted and Extended Scenes
         Longer Bar Sequence
         You Ain't No Chinese
         Elmore Crawls out of Lake
         Alternate Rooftop Parking Lot
         Play All
      Outtakes
      Cowboy Ending
      The Line-Up
         Buddy Israel
         Lethal Ladies
         Bounty Hunters
         The Feds
         The Tremore Brothers
      The Big Gun
      Shoot 'Em Up: Stunts & Effects
      Feature Commentaries
         Feature Commentary With Writer/Director Joe Carnahan and Editor Robert Frazen: On
         Feature Commentary With Writer/Director Joe Carnahan and Editor Robert Frazen: O
         Feature Commentary With Writer/Director Joe Carnahan, Common, Christopher Holley and Zach Cumer: On
         Feature Commentary With Writer/Director Joe Carnahan, Common, Christopher Holley and Zach Cumer: Off
   Languages
      Spoken Language: English 5.1
      Feature Commentaries
         Feature Commentary With Writer/Director Joe Carnahan and Editor Robert Frazen: On
         Feature Commentary With Writer/Director Joe Carnahan and Editor Robert Frazen: O
         Feature Commentary With Writer/Director Joe Carnahan, Common, Christopher Holley and Zach Cumer: On
         Feature Commentary With Writer/Director Joe Carnahan, Common, Christopher Holley and Zach Cumer: Off
      Subtitles: English SDH
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Off
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2013

    smokin aces is pretty much snatch meets the crank series, it has

    smokin aces is pretty much snatch meets the crank series, it has the same idea as snatch, it was full of intense crazy action, and it was over the top to the point of absurd lol, and the last 4 and a half minutes where all the assassins get into a big fight with the security at buddy Israel's penthouse was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! lol

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome movie! Dos pulgrates arriba!!!!!!!!!!!

    I thought Smokin' Aces was a really awesome movie. It had tons of action, good actors and a neat plot. Ben Affleck was a perfect choice to be in this movie because he can do a great job. Although, he died in the movie but he should have got Best Supporting Actor. All of the other actors I saw like Ray Liotta did good. This is one of the movies you should add to your collection. It is a real good movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A SECOND VIEWING HELPED A LOT

    The biggest "killers" of the film are timing and the editor's difficulty in trying to show all things at once over the course of the entire flick. The characters are great and the story was simple, but the film didn't keep the focus on piven's character. This is a cool flick with some really great scenes, but the cow was milked too much to make it a really great film. Other work by the director are similar in terms of quality, in that acting and a few great ideas offset each film's expositions.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Busy, Blustery, Nosy, and Overpopulated

    Trying to keep track of the huge cast of characters, keeping their various allegiances to the plethora of participating assailants, requires a scorecard in the film SMOKIN' ACES. Writer/Director Joe Carnahan has style and the film's similarity to the many other cop/mob caper movies is evident, but Carnahan like to blitz the eye of the viewer with so much visual information (multiple tracks, quick scene flashes, unexplained flashbacks, etc) that when coupled with a soundtrack that is burdened with overlapping voices and very loud 'music' makes the story confusing. The last remnant of the Mafia lies in Las Vegas, and the FBI, various gangs, and detectives are out to either court the supposed willing informer, lounge comedian Buddy 'Aces' Israel (Jeremy Piven), or kill him before he squeals his apparent vital information. Israel is hiding out in Tahoe in a penthouse papered with drugs, prostitutes, bodyguards, and pursing him are hired assassins, cops, FBI agents, and competing mobs. In the course of the film nearly everyone gets shot, tortured, killed, or maimed and the blood and set destruction are a primary ingredients. The large cast includes Ben Affleck (in a very quick role), Ryan Reynolds (who is actually the star), Andy Garcia, Jason Bateman, Alicia Keys, Ray Liotta, Peter Berg, Martin Henderson, Davenia McFadden, Loretta Wyman, Nestor Carbonell, Joel Edgerton and a host of others who parade by or die so quickly that their character names are difficult to remember. The script has moments of crude comedy, a lot of toilet talk, and an ending that tries to make the entire ride meaningful. It is worth a watch for the pyrotechnics of camera and sound work (and if the viewer has a high tolerance for violence), but renting it first to test your taste is advisable. Grady Harp

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    All Smoke and No Fire

    When I heard about this “dark comedy,” I thought, well, if it is funny I can put up with all the gunplay. The trouble is this movie was not funny. Lots of guns go bang and lots of people die, including several police officers, but not a single joke is fired off. The director and writer forgot to include the comedy part of this supposed “black comedy.” What is left is distasteful, seriously distasteful. I mean what is the point of watching several non-corrupt policemen being blown to pieces by a 50-caliber sniper rifle? Are we supposed to be uplifted by the fact that the trigger person behind that particular weapon is a foul-mouthed woman with the hots for a non-singing Alicia Keyes? Wow, how far women have come in the movies. Now, they can curse and shoot just like men in mindless action movies have been doing for years. There are a couple of plot twists but who cares. Avoid this one like a loaded gun with the safety off.

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