From the acclaimed Upstart Film Collective comes the true story of a man
who thought he was above the law.

A businessman thinks he has discovered the find of a lifetime when he purchases
a box of some of the rarest cigars in the world. Determined to double-down
on his fortune, he insures them against fire, and the insurance company is
forced to pay after he smokes every single last one of them. The salesman,
however, thinks he knows a way for the man to get his just desserts...

See the film Mark Twain called "a legend," and a tale that "could have happened."


Click the play button below to view the full movie, "Close, But No Cigar."




Total Running Time: 10:00

Click the play button below to view the featurette, "Anatomy of a Reveal."




Total Running Time: 1:31

NEWS

July 4, 2011:
The long wait is over! Close, But No Cigar has finally been completed, and is now available for your viewing enjoyment!
After the film, be sure to check the short featurette, Anatomy of a Reveal!

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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

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Mac OS X:
  • 400 MHz PowerPC G3 or faster
    Macintosh computer
  • At least 128 MB of RAM
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9, 10.4.9 or later
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    compatible computer
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  • Windows XP Service Pack 2
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  • 64 MB or greater video card
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    processor
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  • 64 MB or greater video card
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    or Windows Vista

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  • 1.8 GHz Power Mac G5 or faster
    PPC Macintosh computer
  • 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo or faster
    Intel Macintosh computer
  • At least 256 MB of RAM
  • 64 MB or greater video card
  • Windows PC:
  • 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 or faster
    processor
  • At least 512 MB RAM
  • 64 MB or greater video card
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2
    or Windows Vista

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  • Dual 2.0 GHz Power Mac G5 or faster
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    Intel Macintosh computer
  • At least 512 MB of RAM
  • 128 MB or greater video card
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  • At least 1 GB RAM
  • 64 MB or greater video card
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