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

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12 June 2008 (Germany)  »

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Negócios e Trapaças  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$57,180 (USA) (2 May 2008)
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Trivia

For the film's climax, the World Poker Tour (2003) set was shipped to New Orleans for filming. See more »

Goofs

During the WPT Championship sequence, Commentators Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten call the play from the start of the tournament to it's finish. This never happens with WPT coverage. In the WPT T.V. episodes, Sexton and Van Patten only commentate on the final table coverage. See more »

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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 26 April 2008 (2008) See more »

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Fool Me Again
Written by Jesse Davey Wanbdi & Mato Nanji
Performed by Indigenous
Courtesy of Vanguard Records
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predictable and underdeveloped
14 April 2009 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Very poorly developed, the movie simply jumps into poker and fails to ever develop its characters or any interest in them.

If you're a poker fan you'll probably enjoy watching this fictional version of World Tournament of Poker et al.

But again, it's fictional, and apparently an opportunity for several big-name washed-out actors (Burt Reynolds, Jennifer Tilly) to get a job.

But since it's fictional and the characters are simply pretend, there's nothing in this movie that causes your empathy or excitement to root for them, unfortunately.

What a bum-deal.


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