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  (in credits order)
Robert Thorne ... Ray

Jasmine Waltz ... Cheri Shaw

Bertie Higgins ... Robert Cohen
J.D. Rudometkin ... Allen Shaw

Debra Hopkins ... Susan Cohen
Jay Wisell ... Billy 'Bones' Eady
Crystal LeBard ... Kaye

Ryan Caldwell ... Roy
Julian Higgins ... Kaye's Husband

D.C. Douglas ... Amarillo Slim

Brian Graham ... Dealership Manager

Erika Lenhart ... Barmaid
Bill Henkel ... Drunk Biker (as 'Still' Bill Henkel)

Skip Pipo ... Motel Caretaker
Carlie Nettles ... Grace

Suzanne Gutierrez ... Grace's Mother
Kevin Anthony Brooks ... Lester the Clerk (as Kevin Brooks)
Corey Richardson ... Virgil

Luis Fernandez-Gil ... The Crying Man
Cathy Deobler ... Mother Bovine
Lucas Wilcox ... Chuck Bovine Jr.

Chuck Spitler ... Chuck Bovine
Melanie Wilson ... Tammy
Kurt Sinclair ... Sheriff Harold Spitts

Ken Gamble ... Oscar
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Directed by
Julian Higgins 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bertie Higgins  writer
Julian Higgins  writer
Larry Madill  writer

Produced by
Tony Amico .... executive producer
Bertie Higgins .... producer
Julian Higgins .... associate producer
Ennis Jordan .... executive producer
Larry Madill .... associate producer
Carol Martin .... executive producer
Julius Torok .... executive producer
Karen Torok .... executive producer
Martha White .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Ben Watkins 
Film Editing by
Julian Higgins 
Vincent Talenti 
Casting by
Suzanne Gutierrez 
Production Design by
Sierra Lisa 
Makeup Department
Larry Bones .... special makeup effects artist
Autumn Hand .... additional effects makeup
Lauren Ishii .... key makeup artist
Jesse Quigley .... assistant makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kate Andrews .... second assistant director
Brad Hvolbeck .... first assistant director
Art Department
Mike Galli .... prop design
Aaron Giles .... property master
Aaron Higgins .... assistant property master
Ryan Lean .... production art
Alan Winterflood .... production art
Sound Department
Andre Champagne .... additional dialogue recordist
Eddie Hedges .... adr
Eddie Hedges .... sound
Mike Indovina .... dialogue editor
Cheryl Kanes .... boom operator
Tom Manion .... sound mixer
Allen Ormerod .... sound re-recording mixer
Tyler Whitham .... sound effects editor
Visual Effects by
Aaron Moorhead .... digital effects artist
Jack Lepler .... stunt driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Ryan Bilaley .... electrician
Andre Champagne .... second unit: cinematographer
Brian Deutsch .... electrician
Robert Head .... grip
Dan Heaton .... grip
Koji Kojima .... second assistant camera
David Luff .... gaffer
Kyrrin Marshall .... key grip
D. LaRue Mayo II .... best boy electric
Brett Pawlak .... first assistant camera
Adam Sheedy .... electrician
James Standley .... best boy grip
Ben Watkins .... grip and electrical equipment supplier
Adam Weitzel .... second assistant camera
Animation Department
Dylan Hendren .... main title animator
Casting Department
David Nowlen II .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Andre Champagne .... post production supervisor
Stan Cole .... additional editing
Music Department
Bertie Higgins .... music supervisor
Vaughn Morris .... composer: additional music
Transportation Department
Wesley King .... transportation captain
Jack Lepler .... motorcycle wrangler
George Rhett .... motorcycle provider
Other crew
Kevin Brooks .... production assistant
Dan Copeland .... production assistant
Aaron Higgins .... production assistant
Beverly Higgins .... caterer
Kim Jordan .... production assistant
Larry Madill .... script supervisor
Kathy Muraviov .... script editor
Nicole Orchard .... production assistant
Jamie Parslow .... production assistant
F.C. Rabbath .... stock footage
Vincent Talenti .... production assistant

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Rated R for strong brutal sadistic violence including a rape, some drug use, nudity, and pervasive language
USA:97 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Germany:18 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #44432)


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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Not Really Anything New, but Still Pretty Solid, 12 September 2009
Author: Vampenguin from Canada

Caught a screening of this one at the Rue Morgue Festival of Fear in August '09, introduced by co-writer/co-producer/star Bertie Higgins. While it certainly wasn't the best film that I saw at the festival, it was still a gritty, gruesome and - at times - very tense little thriller.

The plot centers on two suburbanite wannabe bikers and their wives taking part in a "Poker Run" - a high stakes poker game taking place through numerous stops across the American south. But when the crew meets up with a dark, charismatic biker and his crusty partner, they stray from the beaten path and it before long everything goes straight to Hell. The women are kidnapped, and our heroes are forced into a brutal game of cat and mouse.

It's nothing that we haven't seen before...think Saw meets Last House on the Left by way of Easy Rider, essentially. Still, once the ball gets rolling there are some super intense scenes and plenty of the red stuff (if that's what you're into).

One of the films flaws lies in the cast. Certain cast members are pretty dull...our 2 protagonists especially. That said, Robert Thorne gives us an unpredictable, strangely magnetic villain and his partner (who's name escapes me entirely) is wonderfully insane and has moments of being creepy as hell.

My only other real gripe with the film was the pacing near the first. Things seemed to take forever to get started, but once things hit the fan it managed a pretty breakneck pace until the end. I'll go easy on this particular flaw though: in his introduction to the film, Higgins explained that we weren't quite watching the final cut.

Assuming they get the pacing issue sorted out, this one's a pretty tight and gritty thriller. Nothing earth shattering and it doesn't bring much new to the table, but if you're into this kind of flick you'll find a lot to like in Poker Run.

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