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The Poker House (2008)

R  |   |  Drama  |  2008 (USA)
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A dramatization of Lori Petty's teenage years spent in small town Iowa.

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Sheila
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Earl
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Lucas Ellman ...
Clyde Junior
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Clyde Senior
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Sarah
Jayce Ryan ...
Daniel
Kirsten Mose ...
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A dramatization of Lori Petty's teenage years spent in small town Iowa.

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Lust, drugs and violence... no place for a kid. See more »

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Rated R for language, and disturbing content involving a minor including rape, sexual content and drug/alcohol abuse | See all certifications »

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A Casa de Jogos  »

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Clarke Peters only worked for one day. See more »

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When Duval rapes Agnes, he puts his left hand over her mouth. In some shots, his right hand is over her mouth. See more »

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[first lines]
1st 'John': [seeing her come in] Ah...
Agnes: [narrating] I race the sun home in the morning, and the moon up at night. There's just today, and then there's tonight. Anything can happen, then anything does. You get through it.
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Features Days of Our Lives (1965) See more »

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You're The Man
music and lyrics by Michael Godfrey
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7 October 2014 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I found this rare gem at the pawn shop because Walmart doesn't always have a better price or selection to beat (at times.) I saw a young JL and the Kick Ass girl (which made me wonder was this before or after Kick Ass?)Anyway, this movie has great acting by all those involved and its a sad true case of a story and just when I thought the ending might go unresolved, Bang, in your face! The movie is based on something real, which makes one realize that the theme and goings on, happen every night, at least somewhere in America but not everybody can break away from the cycle which is why the mothers role makes the example. Also, the part dealing with the religious aspect of the movie makes sense too because it can be abused and used to dominate the weaker lambs. All in all it's a worthy performance from the Hunger Games and Kick Ass chicks.


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