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Four Dogs Playing Poker (2000)

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Four friends steal a valuable statuette for a dangerous black market art dealer, lose it and are forced to play a deadly bluffing game to save their lives.

Director:

Paul Rachman

Writers:

Shawn David Thompson (as Thomas Durham), William Quist
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia Williams ... Audrey
Balthazar Getty ... Julian
Arly Jover ... Maria
Jason Cairns Jason Cairns ... Oscar
Ruben Moreno Ruben Moreno ... Priest
Daniel London ... Kevin
Stacy Edwards ... Holly
Steve Jones ... Tom (as Stephen Phillip Jones)
George Lazenby ... Carlo
John Taylor ... Dick (as John Nigel Taylor)
Tim Curry ... Felix
Octavia Spencer ... Waitress (as Octavia L. Spencer)
Ray Berrios Ray Berrios ... House Security Guard
Peter Mark Vasquez ... Data Security Guard
Ramiro Fabian Ramiro Fabian ... Supervisor
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Storyline

A group of best friends and amateur thieves steal a valuable statuette for a ruthless black market art dealer. After the thieves botch the delivery of the objet d'art, the art dealer forces them to 'find' $1 million by the end of the week or face certain death. The desperate friends concoct a plan whereby each of them takes out a $1 million life insurance policy on themselves. Consequently, if one of the friends die, the others will collect on the policy and pay off the dangerous art dealer. The thieves then enter into a lethal lottery to choose who will be the victim and who will be the killer. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language, drug use and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

6 June 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

4 Dogs Playing Poker See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Kevin and Holly are listed in the credits twice. See more »

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Daniel London in the role of Kevin is listed twice in the closing credits. See more »

Soundtracks

Concerto in G Major For Two Mandolins & Strings
Written by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Eliot Fisk, Guitar
Orchestra of St. Luke
Albert Fuller, Harpsichord
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Good idea. NOT the worst movie in the world. Worth a watch.
4 October 2004 | by HellBoy13See all my reviews

What's the concept behind the painting "Four Dogs Playing Poker"? Poker is a game of luck, but winning involves bluffing, lying, and aggressiveness. Dogs think they can handle these human traits, but they're just dogs. Predictable. Emotional. Easy tells.

This movie is about four childhood friends who are all in danger of dying.

To save themselves, they concoct a scheme to sacrifice one of them for the sake of the others. But they want to keep things anonymous to alleviate guilt, and that's where they stop trusting each other. Like four dogs playing poker, trying to figure out the other dogs' motives, not knowing who to trust...

The details sometimes fall by the wayside in order to set up this very interesting idea, but I found the story itself to be gripping. I had to watch the whole thing to see what happened.

Can you trust YOUR childhood friends if all your lives were on the line?


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