Brady Hawkes, The Gambler, receives a letter from his son indicating he needs help. This sends Brady to the rescue. Along the way Brady meets up with Billy Montana, a young man who thinks he knows everything about playing cards. Brady teaches Billy a few lessons along the way and they end up forming a strong friendship and team up together. Written by
You Got To Know When To Hold 'Em, Know When To Fold Em...
Did You Know?
This film is, of course, based on the song that Kenny Rogers
sang. In that song, however, he is receiving the advice of "know when to hold'em, know when to fold'em, know when to walk away, and know when to run" from an elder experienced gambler. So while Rogers plays the elder gambler in the film, it is Bruce Boxleitner
who plays the role that Rogers sang in the song. See more
The question is... which two of you are willing to take the bullets? So the other two can do the cutting.
Referenced in Muppets from Space