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Poolhall Junkies (2002)

A talented pool hustler who has stayed out of the game for years, must go back to his old ways when his little brother gets involved with his enemy, the very man who held him back from greatness.

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Joe
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Toupee Jay
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Brett
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Storyline

Obsessed by the world of pool, Johnny (Mars Callahan) could be one of the best. But his mentor and "trainer" Joe (Chazz Palminteri), a shady hustler who decides how and who Johnny plays, is holding him back from his dream. When the day finally comes, Johnny breaks from Joe, which leads to only one thing -- violence. Joe is beaten up by some of Johnny's buddies as a sign to leave him alone, and with this final act of freedom, Johnny leaves the world of pool-sharking. After an ultimatum from his girlfriend Tara ('Alison Eastwood'), Johnny finally commits to a "real" job in the construction business, but is soon miserable there. He finds himself spending most of his time with his younger brother Danny (Michael Rosenbaum) who it seems is following in his footsteps on the road to a life Johnny left when he broke from Joe. As for Joe, he is bent on revenge for the beating he took, and soon he has a new protégé Brad (Rick Schroder) who is just as good if not better then Johnny. And he's got ... Written by Ryan Mcintosh <ryanmcintosh02@hotmail.com>

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money | hustler | jail | beating | revenge | See All (127) »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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28 February 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Biliárd életre-halálra  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$301,856, 2 March 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$562,059, 23 March 2003
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Trivia

Rod Steiger's last film. See more »

Goofs

Danny shuts the door when he breaks into the pawn shop, but when he leaves it is open again. See more »

Quotes

Joe: You beat them, you take their money, you call them names to their faces... and they love you. I don't know how you do it. I never saw anything like it. Beating a man out of his money, that's easy. Anybody can do that. But beating a man out of his money and making him like it... that's an art. That's an art of a true hustler.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, a brief scene is played where Danny and Max bet Chris and Tang that Scarlet's breasts are fake. See more »

Connections

References The Hustler (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Josey Scott (as Josey Sappington), Chris D'Abaldo (as Chris Dabaldo),
Wayne Novotny and Paul Crosby
Performed by Saliva
Published by Almo Music Corp. and Five Superstars Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of the Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Bad pool movie
16 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie could only appeal to someone who doesn't know the game. The actors can't hold a cue and are shown making ridiculous and sometimes even illegal shots (the push stroke to roll a ball along the rail is not a legal stroke). Bank shots being played when a direct shot is available.. etc. This movie sucks as a pool movie. The acting is poor and the scenes contrived. The movie would have us believe that someone could get away with betting that a shot could be made on a player's turn and then being able to take the next shot because the player bought his opponent's turn and therefore the subsequent shot was still his. Guy would have his ass kicked.


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