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Deal (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama | 12 June 2008 (Germany)
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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Know when to hold 'em. Know when to fold 'em. The game is on! See more »

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Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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12 June 2008 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Negócios e Trapaças  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$35,281 (USA) (27 April 2008)

Gross:

$57,180 (USA) (4 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 »

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To allow Tommy to win, Alex folds his cards without showing. This is not legal in any WPT (or WSOP) tournament, because at least one player was all-in. In an all-in situation, all participating players are required to show their hands at showdown. Under tournament rules, Alex would have been forced to show his hand, and since he would then be known to have the winning hand, would either be forced to take 1st place or be disqualified from any winnings at all for collusion. See more »


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Good for a TV movie!
5 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

It feels like it would be more at home on the small screen rather than cinemas, There really isn't any suspense or tension. It tries, but never delivers. the movie's box office explain it all: the film cost $5 million to make, grossed less than $100,000 in theatrical release!! what a disaster, But I think "deal" was not that awful neither good, Had some good scenes like the scenes which take place at the poker table are very entertaining and well made. But if you don't like poker, you'll find this flick boring and the plot really stupid. The storyline was so predictable, I think a child could write that story! and got Burt Reynolds a Razzie nomination for Worst Supporting Actor!! HAHAHA thats tremendous, He's not deserving it!


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