Shade, the first feature film from real-life card shark Damian Nieman, who wrote and directed the picture, stars Gabriel Byrne and Thandie Newton as a duo of con artists looking to beat the "Dean" (Sylvester Stallone), a legendary card shark, in a high-stakes poker game. Their first step is hiring two fellow tricksters -- Jamie Foxx and Stuart Townsend -- to provide the smooth talking and to procure the necessary funds. Unfortunately, Larry (Foxx) blows his hand and finds himself with 85,000 dollars worth of debt owed to a local crime boss. Shade premiered at the 2003 CineVegas film festival and also features Dina Merrill and Melanie Griffith.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Drama,Horror
- Run Time: 95min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 04/09/2004
- DVD Release Date: 01/01/2004
- Distributor(s): Independent Artists
- Themes: Criminal's Revenge,Gambling,Cons and Scams
- Tone: Sexy,Slick,Tense
cardsharp, con-artist, con/scam, gambling, high-stakes, poker, revenge
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (04-09-2004)
- Language: English