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>
Where the game is never over.
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Mamet's first film as director. He replaced the original first choice, Peter Yates
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Near the end of the film, at the end of the airport baggage area scene viewing Mike and Margaret from above a ventilation duct, Margaret's travel bag is visible on the far left exactly parallel with the edge of the conveyor belt upon which it's placed. But in the next shot from the same view, the bag is at a 45-degree angle from its original position. See more
Slam-bang on the breezoad.
Fugue from the Toccata in C Minor
by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Warren Bernhardt
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