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  • Actors: Woody Harrelson, Chris Parnell
  • Directors: Zak Penn
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Anchor Bay - ITN
  • DVD Release Date: June 10, 2008
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0013ERFFU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #144,162 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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  • Alternate Endings
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Wild Cards: Player Profiles
  • Audio Commentary
  • Selected Scene Commentaries with Actors

Editorial Reviews

Woody Harrelson stars as One-Eyed Jack Faro, a not-quite-fully-rehabbed gambler, party monster, and serial marry-er hoping to save his late grandfather's hotel-casino by winning $10 million cash at The Grand Championship Of Poker. But first he'll have to beat a Vegas field of geeks, gurus, online amateurs, greedy developers, ruthless housewives, old-school pros and more of the top players in the world for the largest prize in poker history. Jason Alexander, Ray Romano, Mike Epps, Judy Greer, Werner Herzog, Gabe Kaplan, Michael McKean, Phil Gordon and Doyle Brunson co-star in this no-limit comedy from director Zak Penn (Incident At Loch Ness).

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The Grand helps film-lovers TRULY appreciate the work of Christopher Guest.
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They do not make the movie any better, but it does let people know what the writers thought what else could work as the ending.
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I don't recommend this comedy, which is sad, because there are some really good actors in this movie.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 26, 2008
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When Zak Penn is not writing movies about the X-Men, the Incredible Hulk and Captain America, he does some quirky little indie movies.

And the follow-up to "Incident at Loch Ness" is a far steadier animal -- a sort of mockumentary about a professional poker competition, and the wide range of weirdos connected to it. It starts off rather slowly, but Penn quickly hits his stride -- the resulting movie has all of Vegas' flashy glitz, and the quirk factor of a long-lost Christopher Guest mockumentary.

Jack Faro (Woody Harrelson) inherited the Lucky Rabbit's Foot casino from his grandfather, but the casino has fallen on hard times -- primarily because Jack is addicted to everything he can snort, inject or drink, and he's been married seventy-four times. As the movie opens, he's been living in rehab for two years straight.

Now a casino mogul (a gloriously cutthroat Michael McKean) is going to raze the Rabbit's Foot unless Jack can produce the money. His only hope is to win The Grand, a professional poker competition against some of the greatest poker players in the world -- including frustrated housewife, her obnoxious brother, a vitriol-tongued savant, a cutthroat veteran, a psychopathic German and a teacher from the Frostbite Amputation Capital of the World.

So despite sponsoring the Grand, Faro joins it. But to save the Rabbit's Foot, he's not only going to have to survive the first rounds -- he'll have to use luck and skill to deal with the most cutthroat and/or talented poker players in the world. Tensions rise as the players work towards the final round -- but who will win ten million dollars?
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By E. Lee Zimmerman TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 12, 2008
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The secret behind any good poker player is ambition -- elevating the poor hand and turning it into a winner -- and THE GRAND, as a film, gives it a good shot. With plenty of recognizable faces (Woody Harrelson, Dennis Farina, Michael McKean just to name a few), the film plays out like a bad poker hand -- through a series of awkward bluffs -- and ends up coming off much better than luck or skill probably intended or deserved, especially for fans of any of these types of films. For harmless laughs, it's a safe bet. The grand problem with THE GRAND is that the narrative never quite figures out what it wants to be: a mockumentary, a reality-show spoof, or a traditional big screen comedy. The film boasts equal parts of each type of film, and, unfortunately, never mesh into a fully formed whole.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By S. D. Johnson VINE VOICE on July 8, 2008
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This film had its moments of humor, but they were few and far between, and likely as not to be found in one of the deleted scenes or character profiles. In fact, some of the funniest bits are with the real-world poker stars who make cameo appearances in the film.

The story centers on a $10 million poker tournament called The Grand (hence the name of the movie). The film was made on location in the old section of Las Vegas, in and around the Golden Nugget. Woody Harrelson is the main character in the movie and the only one in the tournament who is trying to win for semi-altruistic reasons. A heavy drug and alcohol abuser, who has lived in a rehab center for several years, he wants to buy back the casino he inherited from his dead uncle and then lost through various combinations of substance abuse and stupid decisions.

Of all the main characters, Woody Harrelson is perhaps the most likable, with Dennis Farina taking a close second place. Richard Kind's character is funny at first, but he quickly gets annoying and you find yourself glad when he makes his exit. The rest of the crew is a combination of mean and/or pathetic in different amounts.

The film is somewhat educational in that, if you know nothing about poker, you'll learn a few terms and some of the techniques employed by professional players. It is also good in that it doesn't really glamorize gambling, as the players are generally pathetic losers, each with their own crippling idiosyncrasies and lack of social skills. Harrelson's substance abuse is likewise portrayed in a pathetic light - he only manages to pass out in his hotel room after his "bender".
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By John N. Schëar TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 3, 2008
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It comes close to being a waste of resources. A lot of plastic was used unnecessarily to do this movie. Slow and boring are a bit understated but I know of no words that sound worse or more informative. The acting was stiff and almost unnatural. It is a shame that some folks are going to think that this is the way to play polka. Perhaps this is the way to dance the polka but certainly not the way to play it. This was a movie that you did not push the pause button. You simply went to the fridge to get your icecream and come back when you were ready but hoping that the movie would be over and low and behold - it was not.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tim Lieder on June 30, 2008
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I very much wanted to hate this movie when I started watching it. The director was pulling the Christopher Guest routine of introducing a bunch of weird characters, most of whom seemed weird for the sake of being weird. I'm about as sick of poker as most ESPN viewers. There didn't seem much to offer.

I don't think it was until I was well into the movie that I stopped criticizing it and just let it work for me. Ok, also Werner Herzog as "The German", a psychotic poker player who must kill an animal every day (but loves his bunny) was also showing up. But this is a movie about very likeable characters who are funny in their own ways. And yes, the "everything is improv" formula tends to fail more often than it succeeds, but there's a real heart to this movie.

And there's a lot of talent too. I always assume that Keanu Reeves must be the nicest guy in Hollywood because he's not getting all those roles from his innate talent (although sometimes the wooden works, especially when you're second banana after a speeding bus) and Zak Penn seems to have the same friendliness going for him. There are a LOT of actors in this thing who must have taken a pay cut because they are innately good. Gabe Kaplan shows up as a soccer dad (except instead of soccer he forces his kids to play poker) with David Cross and Cheryl Hines as his slightly wounded but really good poker playing progeny. I've seen Richard Kind stealing two shows this year, this being one of them (although he played Voltaire/Pangloss in the opera Candide so can you really say that he stole it?) making me wish that someone would finally get around to putting out complete seasons of Spin City.
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