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The Poker Club (2008)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  16 October 2008 (USA)
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Four friends discover and accidentally kill a burglar -- who may not be alone -- in the kitchen during their weekly poker night.

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Four friends discover and accidentally kill a burglar -- who may not be alone -- in the kitchen during their weekly poker night.

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The hand you're dealt could be murder.

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Rated R for violence, language, some nudity and drug content | See all certifications »

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Neal and Bill are in Bill's club drinking. Neal pours a last drink before they leave. Both empty their glasses, however Neal's glass still has liquor in it when they leave. See more »

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Taut mystery that kept me guessing until the end
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Johnathon Schaech does that thing he does best playing Aaron Tyler, who hosts of a weekly poker game of his old friends. The game is interrupted by the appearance of a burglar, whose death leads everyone into a devastating spiral of treachery and deceit. The film takes some rather surprising liberties with the Ed Gorman novel, but it works on its own level thanks to the sure-handed direction of Tim McCann and the cast. Aside from the always reliable Schaech, I particularly enjoyed Johnny Messner as a cynical former baseball player, now a strip club owner, and Judy Reyes. It was good seeing her outside of her Scrubs. (Not that we see her completely out of her Scrubs, if you know what I mean.) Well worth a look.


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