A famous psychologist, Margaret Ford, decides to try to help one of her patients get out of a gambling debt. She visits the bar where Mike, to whom the debt is owed, runs poker games. He convinces her to help him in a game: her assignment is to look for "tells", or give-away body language. What seems easy to her becomes much more complex. Written by
John J. Magee <email@example.com>
Nothing is as it seems.
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Did You Know?
This was originally intended to be a larger-budget film with many "name" actors, but David Mamet
chose to direct on his own with his wife (Crouse) and friends (Mantegna) in the cast. See more
When Margaret first shoots Mike, a hole appears in his upper right pant leg; however, he grabs the part of his leg just behind his knee (well below the hole). See more
You see, in my trade, this is called - what you did - you cracked out of turn. Huh? You see? You crumbed the play.
References King Kong
"Fugue from the Toccata in C Minor"
by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Warren Bernhardt
, piano See more