Some games are played for fun, some are played for power, but this game is played for ultimate stakes. In the underground world of ultimate poker, only one person walks out a winner, but win or lose, sometimes winning just isn't enough.
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As a young girl, Alicia "Ace" Anderson (Swain) had been taught the fine art and the mathematical probabilities of Texas Hold-em poker by the father she adored. But that world came to an end when her father was taken from her in a fatal auto accident. Years later, as she enters medical school, she will need to call upon the skills her father taught her as she struggles with the rigorous medical training, mounting financial pressures and the seamier side of medicine. Her friends and fellow students combine their unique talents and skills to produce a team who may well be the ultimate poker machine. But as the stakes in both the casinos and the operating room continue to rise, Ace comes to understand what her father taught her: in order to really live, you need to go all in. Written by
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This was by far the worst film I have ever seen in my entire life. The plot was absolutely ridiculous. The idea of making money off of poker was somehow sprung upon the audience with very little coherent reasoning or explanation ("Oh you're sort of good at poker based on the one hand that you won when we were drinking and playing strip-poker, so let's pay off hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of debts with our combined pseudo-talents! YAY!"). Absolutely everything about this film was awful. The script, the acting, and the photography were nothing short of laughable. I wouldn't normally post a comment at all on a film so terrible, but, somehow, this film managed to be so particularly horrendous that it was thought provoking in itself.
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