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Deal (I) (2008)

 -  Drama  -  12 June 2008 (Germany)
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As an ex-gambler teaches a hot-shot college kid some things about playing cards, he finds himself pulled into the world series of poker, where his protégé is his toughest competition.

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Law school graduate Alex Stillman isn't happy as junior clerk in his domineering father's firm but finds distraction as highly gifted Internet poker player. Legendary Tommy Vinson, who retired 20 years ago for his wife's sake, successfully offers to coach Alex for half of the fortunate he can learn to win in Las Vegas. The training, focusing on bluffing and dirty tricks, goes well until Alex feels abused by a girl hired by Vinson. They end up both entering the world tour grand final. Written by KGF Vissers

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$35,281 (USA) (25 April 2008)

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$57,180 (USA) (2 May 2008)
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Jennifer Tilly is the only professional poker player in the film to play a character rather than appear as themselves. She is a world series of poker ladies champion who appears in the film with her boyfriend and fellow poker pro Phil Laak. See more »

Goofs

During the last hand of the WPT Championship sequence, Tommy looks down to find Jacks, then checks. This play is impossible. Since play is heads-up, Tommy, if he is acting first, is the small blind. Therefore, he would have to have at least called Alex's big blind. Checking would not have been an option for Tommy, based on his position. See more »

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EXTREMELY Predictable
15 January 2010 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

Burt Reynolds plays a retired poker player who quit after losing his nerve and all his money. He's been out of the game for 20 years.

Brett Harrison is the up and coming young shark with natural talent, but a lot to learn. Burt offers to stake and coach him for a piece of the action... Sounding familiar yet? I don't need to tell you the rest of the plot because you should be able to figure it out for yourself. There are NO surprises in this movie. None.

Meanwhile, the stars sleepwalk through a script that presents no challenges.

According to IMDb's data, the film cost $5 million to make, grossed less than $100,000 in theatrical release, and got Burt Reynolds a Razzie nomination for Worst Supporting Actor.

'Nuff said?


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