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Sour Grapes (1998)

R | | Comedy | 17 April 1998 (USA)
Two cousins and friends, Richie and Evan, go to Atlantic City to gamble. Richie loses all he has at slot machines and asks Evan for two more coins for a last attempt. That last attempt ... See full summary »

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Larry David

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Larry David
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Burns ... Eulogist
Viola Harris Viola Harris ... Selma Maxwell
Scott Erik Scott Erik ... Teenage Richie
Michael Resnick Michael Resnick ... Teenage Evan
Steven Weber ... Evan Maxwell
Craig Bierko ... Richie Maxwell
Jennifer Leigh Warren ... Millie
Karen Sillas ... Joan
Robyn Peterman Robyn Peterman ... Roberta
Anthony Parziale Anthony Parziale ... Blackjack Dealer
Abraham Kessler Abraham Kessler ... Crap Dealer
Fred Goehner Fred Goehner ... Floor Manager
Amy Hohn ... Waitress
Denise Bessette Denise Bessette ... Cocktail Waitress
Angelo Tiffe ... Chauffeur
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Storyline

Two cousins and friends, Richie and Evan, go to Atlantic City to gamble. Richie loses all he has at slot machines and asks Evan for two more coins for a last attempt. That last attempt brings a $400,000 jackpot for Richie. No wonder Evan turns greedy and jealous. Written by Anonymous

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They're cousins and best friends... until debt do them part! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sex-related humor | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Até Que O Dinheiro Nos Separe See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$123,104, 19 April 1998

Gross USA:

$123,104

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$123,104
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Larry David has expressed regrets over directing the film. References of the film were made on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" where his character had a poster of the film in his office, but according to the season one commentary, David took the poster down because he was sick of looking at it, and another one featured friends borrowing the film and saying they liked it, but Larry knowing they were all lying. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h) When Richard leaves the chiropractor's office and the cops pull up to talk to him, the potted plant on the right moves between shots. Note the position in relation to the little square window on the building. See more »

Quotes

Richie: What are you doing tonight?
Evan: I don't know. Nothing. How about you?
Richie: I don't know. Roberta's out of town. I'll probably just go home and blow myself.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, we see a bowl of grapes rotting as each name comes on the screen. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Curb Your Enthusiasm: Affirmative Action (2000) See more »

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The Hunters Approach with Their Guns
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Good Wine from "Sour Grapes"
3 May 2005 | by sotfinoskiSee all my reviews

If I had believed all the negative on-line reviews for this film, I probably never would have rented it. But I'm very glad I didn't pay heed. While "Sour Grapes" may not quite reach the comedic heights of Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" on HBO, there's enough of David's hilarious, mean-spirited, offbeat humor to please any fan of his classic comedy series (oh, yeah, and Seinfeld fans, too). The circuitous way the plot unfolds and then crazily accelerates is very much in the style of both series and the two leads, especially the under-appreciated Craig Bierko,are great. Director and writer David takes perfect aim at such diverse targets as overbearing mothers (the actress in this part is wonderful), dutiful sons, feckless sitcom stars, brain surgeons (who shouldn't fiddle around with testicles), and homeless people. I can see why this film was a flop at the box-office. Larry David is an acquired taste and better suited to a niche audience on cable. But if you like anything else he's done, you shouldn't miss this overlooked little beauty.


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