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The Poker Club -- A pulse-pounding thriller about four friends caught in a deadly game of betrayal and intrigue.
The Poker Club -- Four friends' weekly poker night is interrupted by murder


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The hand you're dealt could be murder.
Four friends discover and accidentally kill a burglar -- who may not be alone -- in the kitchen during their weekly poker night. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Johnny Messner ... Bill Doyle

Michael Risley ... Neil Saloman

Jana Kramer ... Trudy Todaro
Lenny Levi ... Peter Vaslos
Olivia Archer ... Betsy Tyler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Loren Dean ... Curtis Wilcox
Bruce Faulk ... Officer Crawford

Judith Hawking ... The Coroner

Lori Heuring ... Jan Tyler
Molly Irwin ... Stripper #2

Chris Kipiniak ... Cop
Maja Miletich ... Bartender

Judy Reyes ... Detective Patterson

Johnathon Schaech ... Aaron Tyler

Directed by
Tim McCann 
Writing credits
Richard Chizmar (teleplay) &
Johnathon Schaech (teleplay)

Ed Gorman (novel)

Produced by
Richard Chizmar .... producer
Bruce Devan .... producer
Jordan Gertner .... producer
Lesa Greenfield .... line producer
Erin Knapp .... associate producer
Matt Richards .... executive producer
Johnathon Schaech .... producer
David Shoshan .... executive producer
Original Music by
Evan Evans 
Cinematography by
Frank Barrera 
Film Editing by
Lisa Barnable 
Casting by
Eve Battaglia 
Production Design by
Laura Hyman 
Art Direction by
Meg Vinson 
Costume Design by
Laquita Matthews 
Makeup Department
Elizabeth Gerbino .... key hair stylist
Elizabeth Gerbino .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Jesse Davidson .... unit manager
Bruce Devan .... production manager
Art Department
Abraham Altbuch .... set dresser
Michael Cory .... property master
Susan Evans .... scenic artist
Stephanie Farah .... set dresser
Mark Gebel .... leadman
Marina Parker .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Luke Cahill .... assistant sound mixer
Adam Grass .... sound mixer
Evan Mangiamele .... sound editor
Cory Melious .... sound re-recording mixer
Ryan M. Price .... foley editor
Jared Burke .... stunt driver
Douglas Crosby .... stunt coordinator
Vince Cupone .... stunt driver
Mike Ganim .... background stunts
Anthony Vincent .... stunt driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Luke Cahill .... first assistant camera
Bill Dixon .... best boy grip
Philip Dixon .... key grip (as Phil Dixon)
Sam Jaffe .... grip/electric swing
Daniel Lipski .... grip
Joel Minnich .... best boy grip
Andrew Spieler .... second assistant camera
Aileen Taylor .... camera operator: "b" camera
Aileen Taylor .... first assistant camera
Robert Scott Wildes .... grip
David Woolner .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Katie Calcaterra .... assistant costume designer
Tamera VanDyke .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Alex Berman .... colorist
Aaron Fink .... assistant editor
Eugene Lehnert .... on-line editor
Music Department
Randall Ames .... score assistant
Randall Ames .... score preparation
Randall Ames .... scoring supervisor
Bryan D. Arata .... music copyist
Bryan D. Arata .... score supervisor
Mikael Carlsson .... soundtrack producer
Michele Evans .... assistant to composer
Matt Gates .... composer: additional music
Saho Kim .... score preparation
Dave Klotz .... composer: additional music
Steve Mazzaro .... composer: additional music
David Nunez .... music programmer
Preston Shepard .... recording engineer
Joe Matzzie .... music editor (uncredited)
Other crew
DJ Adamcik .... location manager
Johnny Asuncion .... production consultant
Jim J. Barnes .... production assistant
Aaron Fink .... key production assistant
Peter Flanigan .... production counsel
Aleks Gezentsvey .... script supervisor
Stacey Leigh Higgins .... production assistant
Molly Irwin .... production assistant: first team
Ailee O'Neill .... production coordinator
Tia Refait .... craft service
Tia Refait .... production assistant
Philip Bueki .... special thanks (as Sheriff Philip Bueki)
Andrea Filone .... very special thanks
Anthony Filone .... very special thanks
Harry Forbes .... special thanks (as Commissioner Harry Forbes)

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Additional Details

Rated R for violence, language, some nudity and drug content
85 min

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Continuity: Following a chase, after the second thug is hit by a car, his watch cap can be seen on top of that car above driver's side but in very next scene the cap is missing.See more »


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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A nice indie thriller, 18 April 2009
Author: Larrondo from United States

I've been a fan of Tim McCann for a long time, an underrated, cult director who always brings a gritty, realistic edge to his films. While this is a more conventional story than the brooding, psychological Runaway, or the insane, disturbing, genre-bending Nowhere Man, the snappy direction and some nice performances elevate this crime drama. A few of the plot developments require a little willing suspension of disbelief, but that's often the case in these 'Hitchcockian' thrillers. Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised, and happy to see the charismatic Loren Dean and a good jittery performance by McCann stalwart Michael Risley.

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