Uncut Gems is a 2019 American crime thriller film directed by Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie.
Starring Adam Sandler, Julia Fox, Kevin Garnett, Keith Williams Richards, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Aranbayev, Eric Bogosian, Michael Francesa, Noa Fisher, Judd Hirsch and others.
Watch the official trailer for Uncut Gems
A24 on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 released the trailer:
Uncut Gems | Official Trailer HD | A24.
What is Uncut Gems about?
In 2010, Ethiopian Jewish miners retrieve a rare black opal from the Welo mine in Africa. In 2012, gambling addict Howard Ratner runs a jewelry store in New York's Diamond District. He struggles to pay off gambling debts, including the $100,000 he owes to his loan shark brother-in-law Arno. His domestic life is split between his estranged wife Dinah, who has agreed to divorce him after Passover, and his mistress Julia, who works at his store.
Basketball player Kevin Garnett visits the shop. Howard has ordered the Ethiopian opal and plans to auction it for an estimated price of $1,000,000. He shows the opal to Garnett, who becomes obsessed with it, insisting on holding onto it for good luck at his game that night. Howard reluctantly agrees, accepting Garnett's NBA championship ring as collateral.
Howard pawns the ring and places a bet on Garnett playing extraordinarily well in that night's game. Howard wins the lucrative bet, but is ambushed at his daughter's school play by Arno and his bodyguards, Phil and Nico. Arno reveals that he placed a stop on Howard's bet, as it was made with money owed to him. Phil and Nico strip Howard naked and lock him in the trunk of his car, forcing him to call Dinah for help.
Howard calls his employee Demany, who is at a party hosted by The Weeknd. Demany tells him that Garnett still has the opal. When he finds Julia and The Weeknd together in a nightclub bathroom, Howard demands that she move out of his apartment. After an awkward Passover dinner, Howard asks Dinah to take him back, but she insults him.
Who's in the Uncut Gems cast?
Here is the full cast of Uncut Gems.
Adam Sandler Howard Ratner a Jewish-American Diamond District jeweler
Julia Fox Julia De Fiore
Kevin Garnett Kevin Garnett
Jennifer Sacks Kevin Garnett's Manager
Keith Williams Richards Phil Arno's quick-tempered henchman
Idina Menzel Dinah Ratner Howard's wife
Jonathan Aranbayev Eddie Ratner Howard's older son
Eric Bogosian Arno Howard's brother in law and a loan shark
Mike Francesa Gary Howard's bookie
Noa Fisher Marcel Ratner Howard's daughter
Judd Hirsch Gooey Howard's father-in-law
Jacob Igielski Beni Ratner Howard's younger son
Tommy Kominik Nico
Pom Klementieff Lexis
Keren Shemel Eiline Goldfarb
Josh Ostrovsky Noah
Benjy Kleiner Aaron
Wayne Diamond High Roller
Sahar Bibiyan Ida
Lana Levitin Ruth (as Svetlana B. Levitin)
Mesfin Lamengo Wounded Miner
Sun Zhi Hua-Hilton Mine Foreman
Liang Wei-Hui-Duncan Mine Management #1
Sunny Wu Jin Zahao Mine Management #2
Deneke Muhugeta Lead Miner 1
Habtunu Africho Lead Miner 2
Warren Finkelstein Dr. Blauman
LaKeith Stanfield Demany
Maksud Agadjani Yussi
Ca$h Out Ca$h Out
Andrea Linsky Joani
Roman Persits Roman
Paloma Elsesser Kat
Sean Ringgold KG Bodyguard 1
Jeremy Sample KG Bodyguard 2
Todd Vulpio David the Jeweler
Demany Eastman KG Friend 1
Gerard McQuiller KG Friend 2 (as Girard 'Dash' McQuiller)
Arthur Borukhov Elan
Damien Howard TDS Delivery Man
Ronald Greenberg Rodney Bronstein
Marshall Greenberg Steve Bronstein
Michael A. Sollecito Waiter
Shemsi Selimaj Nino
Hailey Gates Adley's Receptionist
Mitchell Wenig Larry
Stuart Wenig Larry's Brother
Raleem Moses Sixers Security Guard
Aren Topian Eric Goldfarb
Louis Anthony Arias Buddy
Marcia DeBonis Drama Teacher
Anthony Mecca Michael
Max Bartos Dwarf 1 (as Max William Bartos)
Jake Ryan Dwarf 2
Shiv Pai Dwarf 3
Lino Eisenberg Danny 'The Woodsman'
Kerwin Frost DJ at 10 OAK
La Mar Taylor Friend of The Weeknd
The Weeknd The Weeknd (as Abel Tesfaye)
Trinidad James Trinidad Jame$ (as Trinidad Jame$)
William Sappe Nightclub Security Guard
Greg Yuna Flawless
Victor Plajas Abel's Bodyguard 1
Ricky Barksdale Abel's Bodyguard 2
Tilda Swinton Anne 'Adley's Auction Manager'
Jennifer Venditti KG's Agent
Natasha Lyonne Boston Player Personnel
Larry 'Ratso' Sloman Man on Street
Roza Babekova Rachel
Jessica Mullayev Natalie
Izra Malakov Izra
Brad Davidorf Radio DJ
Ralph Colucci Night Doorman
Marty Tendler Concierge
John Amos Neighbor 33F
Conor Coyne Neighbor 33H
Alexander Gilkes Adley's Auctioneer
Debbie DeLisi Mohegan Sun Teller
Chad Neves Supervisor
Ara Daglian Gambler in Sports Book
Glenn 'Doc' Rivers Doc Rivers (as Doc Rivers)
Erika Wachter Post Game Interview
Mei C Li Medical Technician (as Mei C. Li)
When is Uncut Gems released in cinemas?
The film Uncut Gems was scheduled to be released on August 30, 2019 (Telluride, Telluride Film Festival) and on December 13, 2019 (United States) by A24, (United States), Netflix, (International) and Amazon Studios.
What are Uncut Gems film specifications?
The duration of the film is 135 minutes. With a budget of $19 million, the film grossed over $50 million.
The film Uncut Gems is rated with "R" rating.
Uncut Gems filming. Principal photography began on September 25, 2018, in New York City, and concluded on November 15, 2018.
What are critics and audiences saying about Uncut Gems?
Uncut Gems got high rating from critics. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "C+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
Other sites about Uncut Gems
More information about Uncut Gems you can get at:
Official website: a24films.com/films/uncut-gems
IMDB: Uncut Gems
Wikipedia: Uncut Gems