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Turn the River (2007)

R | | Drama | 17 October 2007 (USA)
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A pool shark takes the ultimate gamble when she kidnaps her own son and flees her ex-husband.



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In New York City, Gulley, who's in middle school, lives with his father and step-mother; his paternal grandmother dominates the family's life. In secret, he's recently been in touch with his mother, Kailey, a pool hustler, who wants to win big and take Gulley to Canada. With the help of Teddy Quinette, who runs Quinn's Pool Hall, Kailey may get her shot at big money. Can she win the match, keep her son's confidence, and, using fake documents she gets from Markus, a friend of hers, make it to Canada to start a new life? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »


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$500,000 (estimated)

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Famke Janssen got the extremely tricky "Zelda" pool shot right on the first take. See more »


In the scene where Kailey and Gulley first meet in the park, the same two women pass in the same direction three times within 30 seconds on the walking path in the background. See more »

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Average at times, but mostly very uninteresting
7 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Turn the River can be described as a revenge drama. However, the theme of the film itself is not that interesting, certainly because it's a big cliché. However, this is the first film that i ever saw which take very seriously snook. I really don't give a dawn about that game, but anyways...it's a relatively 'original' idea. But apart from that, there is really nothing interesting about that film. The story concept, as i already mentioned is a cliché. And i really do not like low budget films which don't have nothing interesting to add. So maybe this is why i didn't like that much the B films. Rarely a Reservoir Dogs kind of B films appears. Back to the film, which explanations about the reasons of the revenge aren't really clever. It's a crucial element in any revenge film. All we'd know is that she wants to retrieve her son and escape with him. Not convincing. So. Yeah. That's not a worthy film, unless if you'd like snook, i suppose. 4.5/10

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