In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve Dickie Greenleaf, a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.
A kids show host, Rainbow Randolph, is fired in disgrace while his replacement, Sheldon Mopes, aka Smoochy the Rhino, finds himself a rising star. Unfortunately for Sheldon, the business of kids television isn't all child's play.
After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized. Thirteen years later, an unexpected random encounter with a former guard gives them a chance for revenge.
John Dahl directed this exploration of New York private clubs devoted to high-stakes poker, with first-person narration from the film's central figure, law student Mike McDermott (Matt Damon), who loses his entire savings to Russian club owner Teddy KGB (John Malkovich). Mike then turns away from cards, devoting his attentions to his law studies and his live-in girlfriend Jo (Gretchen Mol), who's concerned when Mike's former gambling buddy Worm (Edward Norton) is released from prison. She has good reason to worry, since it takes Worm only a matter of minutes to draw Mike back into poker action. When she learns Mike has returned to the poker clubs, she moves out, and Mike begins to lose interest in his studies. Worm has a prison debt, and the threatening Grama (Michael Rispoli) wants the money. Mike not only indulges the irresponsible Worm, he gets involved in Worm's debts. When Grama demands $15,000 on a five-day deadline, the two buddies go into high gear with a non-stop, no-sleep ...
Shot in the Winter of 1997/1998, just as "Good Will Hunting" was released to Oscar nominated success. Both Matt Damon and his best friend, Ben Affleck, won Oscars for "Best Original Screenplay" for "Good Will Hunting" while "Rounders" was in post production. See more »
Assuming Mike played Johnny Chan with ten big blinds, he wouldn't be able to five bet into Chan and Chan not calling doesn't make sense. See more »
[narrating while waiting in Jo's jeep for him to be released from prison]
I met Worm at Dwight-Englewood Preparatory Acamdemy in New Jersey, we were only two kids attending that didn't have a trust fund, my father's office was there,it said "custodian" on the door, that's why they took me.
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Sorry, but I just couldn't buy the fact that Damon's character would associate himself with a creep like Norton's character. And I just can't see Damon as a Vegas-quality poker player. And what's with Malkovich? If overacting was an Oscar category, he'd be a shoo-in, right after Pacino and Eric Roberts. Sorry, too ridiculous to enjoy.
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