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Gil Cates Jr. (screenplay) &
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12 June 2008 (Germany) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Burt Reynolds ... Tommy Vinson

Bret Harrison ... Alex Stillman

Shannon Elizabeth ... Michelle

Maria Mason ... Helen Vinson

Gary Grubbs ... Mr. Stillman
Caroline McKinley ... Mrs. Stillman

Charles Durning ... Charlie Adler

Brandon Ray Olive ... Ben Thomas (as Brandon Olive)

Jennifer Tilly ... Karen 'Razor' Jones

Jon Eyez ... Mike 'Double Diamond' Jackson (as Jon 'JT' Eyes)

J.D. Evermore ... Tex Button

Mike Sexton ... Himself (as Michael Sexton)

Vincent Van Patten ... Himself
Phil Laak ... Himself
Antonio Esfandiari ... Himself

Courtney Friel ... Herself
Scott Lazar ... Himself
Isabelle Mercier ... Herself
Chris Moneymaker ... Himself
Joe Hachem ... Himself
Greg Raymer ... Himself

Wallace Merck ... Barry

Dustin Hunter Evans ... Jordan Stillman (as Dustin Evans)
Floyd Lewis ... Chatter Person #1
Evelyn Mullins ... Chatter Person #2
Neal Rivet ... Jesse
Marcus Stanley ... Kevin Small
Preston Lorio ... Matt

Kenny Bordes ... Wally
Tatyana Kanavka ... Russian Girl #1
Irina Beskaravaynaya ... Russian Girl #2

Lawrence P. Beron ... Front Desk Clerk (as Larry Beron)

Tony Bentley ... Maitre D'

Rio Hackford ... Chasen

Summer Lee ... Ann Kim

Tommy Perna ... New Player #1

Lyle Brocato ... New Player #2

Ritchie Montgomery ... Man at Bar
Sherri Marina ... Chaniqua

Michael Arata ... Passerby
Amanda Columbus ... Girl At Bar (as Amanda Jane Columbus)
John Lambremont Jr. ... Announcer (as John Lambremont)

Billy Slaughter ... Announcer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marcus Shultz ... Thomas Grey
David Barone ... Dealer (uncredited)

Allen Boudreaux ... Gambler (uncredited)
James Brothers ... Dealer (uncredited)
Carol Dupuy ... Gambler (uncredited)
Brian Edwards ... Gambler (uncredited)

Joe Fontana ... Finalist WPT Gambler (uncredited)
Luis Fuentes ... Dealer (uncredited)

Debby Gaudet ... Airline Passenger (uncredited)

Geraldine Glenn ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Jacob Hamil ... Gambler (uncredited)
Cynthia LeBlanc ... WPT Gambler (uncredited)
Elton LeBlanc ... WPT Gambler (uncredited)

Jay Oliver ... Poker Player (uncredited)

Gary Michael Smith ... Gambler Next to Antonio Esfandiari (uncredited)
Louis St. Romain ... Cameraman (uncredited)
Frank Lee Wills ... Commissioner (uncredited)

Directed by
Gil Cates Jr. 
Writing credits
Gil Cates Jr. (screenplay) &
Marc Weinstock (screenplay)

Produced by
Michael Amato .... executive producer
John J. Anderson .... co-producer
Michael Arata .... producer
Steve Austin .... producer
Jerry Daigle .... associate producer
Richard Gabai .... executive producer
Nzinga Garvey .... executive producer
Richard Iott .... co-associate producer
Terry Kennedy .... executive producer
Scott Lazar .... executive producer
Greg McDonald .... executive producer
Albert J. Salzer .... producer
Marc Weinstock .... producer
Original Music by
Peter Rafelson 
Cinematography by
Tom Harting (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jonathan Cates 
Eric Strand 
Casting by
Amy Staub 
Tommy Staub 
Production Design by
Frank Zito 
Costume Design by
Liz Staub 
Makeup Department
Simone Almekias-Siegl .... personal makeup artist: Burt Reynolds
John Brato .... hair stylist
Marcos Gonzales .... assistant hair stylist
Kimberley Kirkpatrick .... makeup artist
Robin Mathews .... makeup department head
Glenn Mosley .... key makeup artist
Aimee Stuit .... makeup department head
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Lonano .... second assistant director
Sherman Shelton Jr. .... second second assistant director
Gregory Kent Simmons .... first assistant director
Art Department
Alexandra Eagle .... art assistant
Elizabeth Herberg .... art coordinator
Alexander Lasseigne III .... set dresser
Twig Leveque .... graphic designer
Daniel A. Maes .... set dresser
Trey Merrill .... on-set dresser
Yamileth Rivas .... painter
Janna Roach .... assistant property master
Michelle Rolland .... property master
Brent Stewart .... foreman
Sound Department
Michael Brown .... foley artist
Gary Coppola .... sound re-recording mixer
John Fairlamb .... foley mixer
Robert Hoehn .... sound designer
Sylvain Loiseau .... post-production audio manager
Ron Scelza .... production sound mixer
Christopher Tiffany .... boom operator
David Warburton .... first assistant sound editor
Visual Effects by
Rachel Clement .... digital cleanup artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Applebaum .... additional camera operator
Gerald Autin .... grip
Giovanni Bommarito .... grip
James T. Bruce IV .... camera production assistant
Benton Collinsworth .... camera production assistant
Edward Darr .... grip
Robert Foster .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jerry M. Jacob .... Steadicam operator
Yaron Levy .... director of photography: Los Angeles
Amy Newman .... dimmer board operator
Louis Normandin .... best boy electric
Joseph Paolucci Jr. .... lamp operator
Patti Perret .... still photographer
Luke Porterfield .... grip
Humberto Recio .... lighting technician
Kennith G. Smith .... dolly grip
Michael L. Smith .... key grip
Jonathan Stoll .... key rigger
Aaron Toups .... grip
Casting Department
James Bearb .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claire Hedlund .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Prince Bagdasarian .... film and high definition coordinator
Julius Friede .... digital intermediate colorist
Dennis Little .... digital intermediate production coordinator
Heather J. Morrison .... assistant editor
Jon Pehlke .... on-line editor
Sarah Priestnall .... production supervisor: digital intermediate
Bart Rachmil .... assistant editor
Music Department
Mason Cooper .... music supervisor
Jerry Deaton .... composer: additional music
Robert Hoehn .... music arranger
Yagmur Kaplan .... music editor
Transportation Department
Byron Roland .... driver: production van
Reginald Smith .... transportation captain
Other crew
Victor Brunette .... technical services
Arvid Cristina .... assistant production coordinator
Charlie French .... assistant to producer
Lucia Hallett .... production assistant
Shelley Hinson .... craft service lead
Russ Honican .... main title designer
Ruth Kesler .... production coordinator
Jeremy Kirkland .... production assistant
Jerry Lambert .... key accountant (as Jerrold W. Lambert)
Matt McLellan .... assistant location manager
Eric Min .... production executive
Emily Pendas .... script supervisor
Melissa Perret .... assistant accountant
Erik William Smith .... production executive
Chris Stiles .... production assistant
John M. White .... production assistant
Mandy White .... production assistant
Paolo Paci .... production coordinator: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Minnie Driver .... thanks
James Woods .... thanks

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Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and brief drug use
USA:86 min

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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 »
Factual errors: 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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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Creaky, worn-out drama, 13 September 2010
Author: Roland E. Zwick ( from United States

"Deal" is the oldie about the retired card shark - who's sworn off the game for love of a good woman - who serruptitiously takes a promising young whippersnapper under his wing to train him in the fine art of high-stakes poker. Burt Reynolds is the leathery old pro and Bret Harrision his green, but cocky pupil who together head to Vegas and New Orleans for an intense session of training and instruction. But will Tommy be able to resist the lure of the tables and not mount a comeback of his own? And will we finally wind up with the card shark and the neophyte squaring off in a televised multi-million-dollar tournament to determine the very best poker player in the whole wide world? I'll see you and raise you on that bet.

As a subject for film, poker is already one of the least compelling forms of competition there is, and "Deal" does little to rectify that situation. Moreover, the characters and plot lines are so hopelessly hackneyed and uninspired that we spend most of our time just waiting for the scenes to play themselves out. Harrison lacks charisma as the upstart newbie, but Reynolds brings a degree of gravitas to his overly-familiar role of a has-been trying to achieve the victory and personal glory he missed out on the first time around.

But you'll wind up feeling as enervated as the players long before the final hand is played.

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