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Smokin' Aces is a 2006 American-British-French crime film written and directed by Joe Carnahan. It stars Jeremy Piven as a Las Vegas Strip magician turned mafia informant and Ryan Reynolds as the FBI agent assigned to protect him. The film was the debut of singer Alicia Keys and rapper Common as actors, and also starred Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Andy García, Ray Liotta, Taraji P. Henson, Chris Pine and Matthew Fox. The film is set in Lake Tahoe and was mainly filmed at the MontBleu casino, called the "Nomad Casino" in the film. On July 17, 2007, director Joe Carnahan announced that production had been approved by Universal Pictures for a second Smokin' Aces film, titled Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball, which he would not direct. The film is a prequel to the original and was released straight to DVD on January 19, 2010.

  • Number of Movies: 2
  • Revenue: $57,103,895

Featured Cast

  1. Tom Berenger

    Tom Berenger

    Walter Weed

  2. Ryan Reynolds

    Ryan Reynolds

    Richard Messner

  3. Jeremy Piven

    Jeremy Piven

    Buddy Israel

  4. Clayne Crawford

    Clayne Crawford

    Agent Baker

  5. Tommy Flanagan

    Tommy Flanagan

    Lazlo Soot

  6. Ray Liotta

    Ray Liotta

    Donald Carruthers

  7. Maury Sterling

    Maury Sterling

    Lester Tremor

  8. Alicia Keys

    Alicia Keys

    Georgia Sykes

  9. Martha Higareda

    Martha Higareda

    Ariella Martinez

  10. Andy García

    Andy García

    Stanley Locke

  11. Christopher Michael Holley

    Christopher Michael Holley

    Malcolm Little, Beanie

  12. Common


    Sir Ivy

  13. Martin Henderson

    Martin Henderson

    Hollis Elmore

  14. Ernie Hudson

    Ernie Hudson

    Anthony Vejar

Featured Crew

  1. Joe Carnahan

    Joe Carnahan

    Directing, Writing

  2. P.J. Pesce

    P.J. Pesce

    Writing, Directing

  3. Tom Abrams


  4. Olatunde Osunsanmi
December 9, 2006

When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.

Walter Weed is an unassuming desk jockey at the FBI when the Bureau uncovers a plot to assassinate him. A team of degenerate, psychotic assassins dispatched by mystery man Hal Leuco to win a huge bounty includes a resourceful beauty who has a unique method of killing her prey, a power-tool wielding psychopath and a deadly master of disguise.

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