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Rounders (1998)

A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks, while balancing his relationship with his girlfriend and his commitments to law school.

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Jo
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Paul Cicero ...
Russian Thug
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Kenny
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Merwin Goldsmith ...
Sy
Sonny Zito ...
Tony
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Irving
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Savino
Peter Yoshida ...
Henry Lin
Jay Boryea ...
Russian Thug #2
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A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks, while balancing his relationship with his girlfriend and his commitments to law school.

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it's immoral to let a sucker keep his money See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for pervasive strong language, some sexuality and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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11 September 1998 (USA)  »

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Apuesta final  »

Box Office

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,459,126 (USA) (13 September 1998)

Gross:

$22,905,674 (USA) (8 November 1998)
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2.35 : 1
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Neve Campbell turned down the role of Jo. See more »

Goofs

In the first game between Mike and Teddy, Teddy flashes his Aces as if it were the guaranteed winner and gets up and leaves. He never sees Mike's cards. Mike could have had pocket nines for 4-of-kind to win. See more »

Quotes

Professor Petrovsky: [sitting across from each other in a bar] For generations, the men of my family have been rabbis in Israel before that in Europe, it was to be my calling. I was quite a prodigy. I was the "pride" of my Yeshiva. The elders said I had a forty year old understanding of the Midrash. By the time I was twelve by the time I was thirteen I knew I could never be a rabbi.
Mike McDermott: Why not?
Professor Petrovsky: Because for all I understood of the Talmud, I never saw God there.
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Referenced in Suits: The Other Time (2013) See more »

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Baby, I'm A Big Star Now
Written by Adam Duritz (as Adam F. Duritz)
Performed by Counting Crows
Courtesy of Geffen Records, Inc.
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A tightly focused vehicle for Damon's charm and swagger.
15 March 1999 | by (Maryville, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

This film is incredibly focused. There is not one throw-away line or one extra frame in the entire movie. From the first establishing shot to the final line, the production team plays it tight and aggressive. I couldn't help but think of "The Hustler" as I watched, and Damon more than survives this comparison to a young Paul Newman. His swagger and charm and the even, controlled truthfulness of his performance all serve to place him solidly in the game with any of Hollywood's best. Highly recommended.


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