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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Smokin' Aces

Plot summary

An FBI agent (Reynolds) hunts for a Las Vegas stand up comedian (Piven) who has decided to squeal on the mob but, before he heads off for protective custody, decides to go to the casinos at Lake Tahoe for one last good time, drawing a crowd of assassins (including Affleck and Keys). Written by Annonymous

A dying mob boss takes out a $1 million contract on the life of his former protégé, a Vegas magician turned gangster who has agreed to testify against the mob. The FBI attempts to protect their key witness as an array of hit men and women descend on Lake Tahoe in a race to take the magician out. Written by Anonymous

In these interlocking tales of high stakes and low lifes, Mob boss Primo Sparazza has taken out a hefty contract on Buddy "Aces" Israel (Piven)--a sleazy magician who has agreed to turn state's evidence against the Vegas mob. The FBI, sensing a chance to use this small-time con to bring down big-target Sparazza, places Aces into protective custody-under the supervision of two agents (Reynolds and Liotta) dispatched to Aces' Lake Tahoe hideout. When word of the price on Aces' head spreads into the community of ex-cons and cons-to-be, it entices bounty hunters, thugs-for-hire, smokin' hot vixens and double-crossing mobsters to join in the hunt. With all eyes on Tahoe, this rogues' gallery collides in a comic race to hit the jackpot and rub out Aces. Written by


Ben Affleck ... Jack Dupree

Zach Cumer ... Warren

Jason Bateman ... Rip Reed

Common ... Sir Ivy
Joseph Ruskin ... Primo Sparazza

Andy Garcia ... Stanley Locke

Alex Rocco ... Serna
Alicia Keys ... Georgia Sykes

Wayne Newton ... Himself

Ray Liotta ... Donald Carruthers

Jeremy Piven ... Buddy 'Aces' Israel

Peter Berg ... "Pistol" Pete Deeks

Ryan Reynolds ... Richard Messner

Martin Henderson ... Hollis Elmore

Christopher Michael Holley ... Bernard "Beanie" Alfonso (as Christopher Holley)

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